Kanye West Shares Touching Story About Late Mother Donda: 'She's Here, Guiding Us'
By Liz Calvario
Kanye West carries the memory of his mother each and every day.
The rapper's late mother, Donda, died in 2007, and now Kanye is opening up about her like never before.
"This would have been the funnest time of her life, to have those kids running around that house and being able to go and buy them toys," the "Stronger" rapper tells David Letterman in a sneak peek of his appearance on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. "I remember my mother bought me a bear that was multicolored and I was very into [Japanese contemporary artist] Takashi Murakami at that time on that third album, Graduation."
"She said it kind of, you know, feels like Takashi Murakami. And then I was sort of like, 'I don’t want that, that ain’t no Takashi Murakami bear, and stuff like that," he recalls. "And then she passed a few weeks after and 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," a smiling Kanye says as his wife, Kim Kardashian West, admires him from the audience.