Kanye West, self-proclaimed genius, is now determined to train the next generation of world changers through his unaccredited Donda Academy.
The 45-year-old rapper and fashion mogul sat down for his first real interview with ABC host Linsey Davis since his publicized – and messy – divorce from Kim Kardashian. A portion of the interview aired Thursday on Good Morning America and will air in its entirety in a primetime slot.
“I want my kids to go to Donda and I have to fight for a say,” he said of co-parenting with the reality star, with whom he has four children – North, 9, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4 and Psalm 3.
West wants all four of his children to attend his facility, which is named after his late mother, who was a professor.
The West children are currently enrolled at a school in Los Angeles, but according to now-deleted text messages he shared on Instagram, he would like to see them spend three days at their traditional school and two days at Donda.
Little is known to the outside world about his private school, which opened in late August with 100 students enrolled. According to Rolling Stone, there’s a $15,000 tuition fee — for which nearly half of the students take financial aid or scholarships — and a non-disclosure agreement required to attend the mystery school.
According to Donda Academy’s website, the school’s mission is to “prepare students to become the next generation of leaders, thinkers and innovators by providing them with a world-class education that incorporates a rigorous core curriculum and an emphasis on sustainability, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving.
“So many schools are designed to train kids for industries that don’t even matter anymore,” West continued in a clip from the interview. He also emphasized that the school “focuses on practical skills” such as engineering, computer programming and farming.
Ye also claimed that the school has tutors who “could actually turn your kids into geniuses.”
“And if your kids are geniuses … they’re three grades ahead,” he said.
West’s full interview with Davis will air Thursday at 7 p.m. EST on ABC News Live Prime.