Later this month, Kanye West—who's presumably still in the middle of Yandhi sessions—will appear on the second season of David Letterman's post-Late Show Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. That's not news. However, this new clip from the episode—shared Friday afternoon by Kim Kardashian—certainly is.
In the clip, West discussed the ongoing influence of his late mother and frequent songwriting inspiration Donda West.
"This would have been the funnest time of her life, to have those kids running around that house and being able to, like, go and buy them toys," West said when asked about how her memory lives on today. "I remember my mother bought me a bear that was multicolored and I was very into Takashi Murakami at that time, on the third album Graduation. She said it kinda feels like Takashi Murakami and I was, like, 'I don't want that. That ain't no Takashi Murakami bear' and stuff like that."
A few weeks later, his mother died, prompting him to track down that bear and display it above all else. "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."
As seen in the previously released trailer for Letterman the bearded god's Netflix discussions, the full conversation with West will also see him touch on his assessment of the bipolar experience, as well as his deepening interest in conquering different artistic mediums.
Dave is back with five new ones starting May 31.