UPDATED 2/4, 2:22 p.m. ET: In another IG post shared Friday afternoon, Ye told publicist Tracy Romulus “to stop manipulating Kim to be this way” and alleged that Kardashian made him “take a drug test after Chicago’s party cause you accused me of being on drugs.”

“What do you mean by main provider?” he opened his caption, responding directly to Kim saying she is “the parent who is the main provider and caregiver for our children.”

Kanye continued, “America saw you try to kid nap my daughter on her birthday by not providing the address. You put security on me inside of the house to play with my son then accused me of stealing.”

Read the full post, which also includes a screenshot of Kim’s prior statement, here:

In another IG post, Kanye shared TikTok’s Guardian’s Guide for signing up for the app.

“To sign up for TikTok, you must first pass through an age gate to get you into the right TikTok experience,” it reads. “In the US, if you’re under 13 years old, you’ll be placed into our TikTok for Younger Users experience which has additional privacy and safety protections designed specifically for this audience. If we learn that a person under the age of 13 is using or posting content on TikTok without using TikTok for Younger Users, they will be removed.”

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Kim Kardashian has issued a swift public response to the artist formerly known as Kanye West, who called out the SKIMS cofounder Friday morning for—in his words—their daughter North West “being put on [TikTok] against my will.”

In a statement shared via an Instagram Stories update, Kardashian argued Ye’s “constant attacks on me in interviews and on social media” are “actually more hurtful” than anything that might happen on TikTok.

“As the parent who is the main provider and caregiver for our children, I am doing my best to protect our daughter while also allowing her to express her creativity in the medium that she wishes with adult supervision—because it brings her happiness,” Kardashian shared with her 284 million followers. “Divorce is difficult enough on our children and Kanye’s obsession with trying to control and manipulate our situation so negatively and publicly is only causing further pain for all.”

Read Kim K’s full statement below:

“Kanye’s constant attacks on me in interviews and on social media is actually more hurtful than any TikTok North might create. As the parent who is the main provider and caregiver for our children, I am doing my best to protect our daughter while also allowing her to express her creativity in the medium that she wishes with adult supervision—because it brings her happiness. Divorce is difficult enough on our children and Kanye’s obsession with trying to control and manipulate our situation so negatively and publicly is only causing further pain for all. From the beginning I have wanted nothing but a health and supportive co-parenting relationship because it is what is best for our children and it saddens me that Kanye continues to make it impossible every step of the way.

I wish to handle all matters regarding our children privately and hopefully he can finally respond to the third attorney he has had in the last year to resolve any issues amicably.”

And here’s how it showed up on IG on Friday:

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Image via Instagram/@kimkardashian

As previously reported, Ye last month mentioned North West’s TikTok presence during an interview with Hollywood Unlocked’s Jason Lee, claiming he had expressed his disapproval to Kim over their daughter being on the platform.

“Tell her don’t have my daughter wearing lipstick on TikTok and don’t have her on TikTok at all if I don’t approve that, and I said it after it was done without me knowing and it happened again,” Ye, who previously proposed the idea of a “Christian monitored version” of TikTok, said.

The @kimandnorth account on the ByteDance-owned platform currently boasts 5.5 million followers and routinely tops 20 million plays on individual uploads, with the highest-viewed clip nearing 50 million.

We’re now roughly a year removed from news that Kim Kardashian had filed for divorce from Ye, thus kicking off an extended media saga that included a surprise appearance from Kim as a key part of one of last year’s Donda performance art events.

Meanwhile, both a Donda sequel and a three-part Netflix documentary are on the horizon, both of which are set to arrive amid ongoing headlines of the Pete Davidson and Julia Fox variety.