“Kim will always be supportive publicly of Kanye,” a source tells PEOPLE of the Kimoji creator, 38. “She believes this is what she needs to do as his wife. They are a team and she will stick up for him.”
But “that doesn’t mean that Kanye’s drama doesn’t affect her negatively,” the source adds.
On Thursday, the Chicago rapper, 41, took aim at Drake, 32, on Twitter, tweeting over 125 times and claiming Drake threatened him, Kardashian West and their children North, 5, Saint, 3, Chicago, 10 months.
“You threatened the safety of me and my family,” West tweeted. “You tried to hurt my pockets.”
A war of words ensued after the song’s release, with Drake and Pusha exchanging social media insults and diss tracks — the most scathing of which was Pusha’s “The Story of Adidon.” Among his attacks were rhymes mocking Drake’s newfound anger, supposed habit of walking away from relationships, his mother (by name), and one set of lyrics that exposed the fact that Drake had fathered a child with former adult-film star Sophie Brussaux (Drake would later verify the longtime rumors on Scorpion).
In the series of tweets, West, who argued Drake wouldn’t be where he is today without him, claimed the two have been feuding since 2016 when Drake released the song “Summer Sixteen.” He also accused Drake of targeting people suffering from mental illness and contacting his wife and mother-in-law Kris Jenner behind his back.
Drake has not addressed West’s accusations beyond posting crying-tears-of-laughter emojis on his Instagram Story, and a representative for the rapper declined to comment on the tweets.
My husband is the most brilliant person, the most genius person that I know. He has broken so many boundaries, everything from music, stage design, fashion and culture and will continue to change the world.
Although Kardashian West is dealing with stress associated with the feud, she isn’t allowing her emotions to keep her from standing by her husband.
“My husband is the most brilliant person, the most genius person that I know,” she tweeted Thursday. “He has broken so many boundaries, everything from music, stage design, fashion and culture and will continue to change the world.”
Kardashian West also warned Drake to “never threaten my husband or our family,” arguing that West “paved the way for there to be a Drake.”