Kanye West 'Wasn't the Best Husband': 'He Knows He Hurt Kim,' Says Source
The rapper, 44, seemed to suggest he'd been unfaithful in the lyrics to his new song "Hurricane" — and, according to a source close to him, he feels remorseful about the pain caused his estranged wife.
"There were things that happened in their marriage that Kanye regrets. He wasn't always the best husband," the source tells PEOPLE. "He knows that he hurt Kim. He will always love her though."
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians alum, 40, filed for divorce from West in February after nearly six years of marriage and four children: daughters North, 8, and Chicago, 3½, and sons Saint, 5½, and Psalm, 2.
Though an insider told PEOPLE last week that Kardashian West has no plans to call off the split despite a slew of public appearances in support of West's new album Donda, the source says that West still wears his wedding ring "occasionally."
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"Sometimes it seems that he hopes Kim will change her mind about the divorce," the source says.
Reps for West and Kardashian West did not immediately return PEOPLE's request for comment.
In the lyrics of "Hurricane," the fifth track off Donda, West appeared to hint at infidelities after North and Saint were born.
"Here I go actin' too rich / Here I go with a new chick / And I know what the truth is / Still playin' after two kids / It's a lot to digest when your life always movin'," he raps on the track.
He also appeared to reference the couple's California mansion, which was featured last year in an issue of Architectural Digest, rapping: "Architectural Digest, but I needed home improvement / Sixty-million-dollar home, never went home to it / Genius gone clueless, it's a whole lot to risk."
A separate source previously told PEOPLE that the lyrics were "in a way [Kanye's] testimony of everything he did wrong and his apology and taking accountability."
Another track, "Lord I Need You," seemed to allude to the fact that Kardashian West brought their four children to his Donda listening parties.
"Time and space is a luxury / But you came here to show that you're still in love with me," West raps on the song.
A source told PEOPLE last week that while filing for divorce from West "was always the most difficult decision" for the SKIMS founder, the couple "had issues that they couldn't solve."
"She will always love Kanye though," the source said. "It's taken them months to get to this point. Kim is happy that they get along and that things are amicable."
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