According to Page Six, Samantha Spector, who was representing Ye in his divorce from Kardashian, filed documents to step down as his representation. In documents obtained by The Blast, Spector cited “an irreconcilable breakdown in the attorney-client relationship.”
Spector gained headlines recently when she represented Nicole Young in her multi-million dollar divorce from Hip Hop legend Dr. Dre. She took over Ye’s case when he fired his third divorce attorney Chris Melcher in March. Melcher’s relationship with Ye had become “extremely difficult, with little communication.”
Kanye’s fifth lawyer handling the case is reportedly from Pennsylvania and doesn’t specialize in divorce.
The weight of the divorce has played heavily in Ye’s music. Tracks on both Donda and Donda 2 albums openly discussed his split from Kardashian and her relationship with Pete Davidson. Additionally, those thoughts bled into Ye’s guest work on Pusha T’sIt’s Almost Dry.
On the single “Rock N Roll,” Ye raps, “How I make it through the Chi’, get to you, and almost die/Finally tired of comin’ and goin’, make up your mind/I ain’t come to pick up the kids to pick a fight/Goin’ off all of the time, showin’ off all of the time.”
Despite the divorce, Ye has become even more involved in his children’s lives. On Wednesday (May 26), Ye went on a lunch date with his eldest daughter North West at NOBU and weeks days before, took his four children to school in a firetruck, which was captured in an episode of The Kardashians.
“I think sometimes people are kinda bashful to be super dads,” Ye explained in the clip. “Everyone wants to be a cool dad and sometimes you gotta wear the fire hat. Sometimes you gotta wear the Easter Bunny costume.”