During her emotional visit to Wyoming to see husband Kanye West earlier this week, Kim Kardashian West asked him to abandon his unlikely presidential campaign and “focus on his mental health instead,” a source tells PEOPLE.
“Kim urged Kanye to not move forward with running for president, but he won’t listen,” the source says.
Indeed, on Monday — the same day Kim, 39, was in Cody at their family’s ranch to reunite with Kanye — his team filed paperwork trying to get him on the ballot as an independent candidate in Missouri and New Jersey ahead of the November election. (He has also filed in Illinois and Oklahoma, though he faces significant hurdles in qualifying across the country.)
An insider tells PEOPLE now that “Kim wants him to get his priorities straight” and that Kanye “hasn’t seen the kids for weeks.”