Kanye West Speaks on Mother Donda West in Letterman Interview

A touching story about the rapper’s late mother.

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Kanye West touched on a number of personal things in his upcoming My Next Guest Needs No Introduction interview. In a preview, the rapper shares an anecdote with host David Letterman about his late mother Donda West who passed in 2007.

West starts off with the idea of how much his mother would have loved being around his kids — North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm — and buying them toys to play it. He then segues into a story dating back to the Graduation era, “I remember my mother bought me a bear that was multicolored, and I was very into Takashi Murakami at the time on that third album Graduation, so she bought it. She said it kinda feels like Takashi Murakami, and then I was sorta like ‘I don’t want that, it ain’t no Takashi Murakami bear,’ and stuff like that.” He continues, “And then she passed, you know, a few weeks after and I did, you know, everything I could to find that bear and place that bear on top of all the Takashi Murakami stuff I had in the house.” With wife Kim Kardashian looking on with a smile, he ends his memory with loving words. “But you know, she’s here with us and she’s guiding us.”

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman premieres May 31 exclusively on Netflix.

In other news, Netflix has acquired two titles from the Cannes Film Festival.

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