Kanye West Gets Emotional Talking About Late Mom Donda West On David Letterman's Show

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May 24 2019, Published 9:59 p.m. ET

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Kanye West has a great life with wife Kim Kardashian and their four kids, but he wishes his late mother Donda West was around to witness it. The rapper opened up about his grief and regrets on David Letterman's show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, set to stream on Netflix on May 31. Scroll through for details!

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Kanye, 41, lost his beloved mom Donda, 53, to heart disease and plastic surgery complications on November 10, 2007. He regrets that she will never get to play an active role as grandmother to North, 5, Saint, 3, Chicago, 16 months, and newborn son Psalm.

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"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," he told the late night host.

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Donda gave 'Ye his own special gift just weeks before her passing, but sadly he never held onto it.

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"I remember my mother bought me a bear that was multicolored and I was very into Takashi Murakami at that time on that third album, Graduation. So she bought it. She said it kind of 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 recalled.

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He continued, "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."

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The Adidas designer can still feel her presence every day and added, "You know, she's here with us and she's guiding us."

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What do you think of Kanye's emotional discussion of his mother? Sound off in the comments below! 


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