Watch Kanye West Open Up About His Mom in Letterman Interview: ‘She’s Here With Us and She’s Guiding Us’


When season 2 of David Letterman's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction arrives next week, the first episode fans will feature the highly anticipated sit-down with Kanye West. In a new clip shared by Kim Kardashian on her fifth wedding anniversary Friday (May 24), West reflects on the loss of his mother, Donda West, as well as her legacy and the imprint she left on him.  

"This would've been the funnest time of her life," Ye says of Donda being around to nurture her four grandchildren. "To have those kids running around that house and being able to go and buy them toys."  

He then goes on to recount a bear she got him as a gift just prior to her death in 2007. "I remember my mother bought me a bear that was multi-colored, and I was very into Takashi Murakami at the time of that third album, Graduation," the Chicago native remembered. "She said it kinda feels like Takashi Murakami and I was, like, 'I don't want that. That ain't no Takashi Murakami bear.'"

Once she passed, Yeezy recalled doing everything in his power to find that bear and savor one of the final material items that had a deeper meaning between him and his mom. "I did everything I could to find that bear and place that bear on top of all the Takashi Murakami stuff I had in the house. But she's here with us and she's guiding us," Kanye concluded. 

Watch the candid clip below. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction hits Netflix on May 31.