Rate his fit
Netflix is due to air Kanye West’s episode of David Letterman’s talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction later this week – and of course, a new clip shows Ye plugging some Yeezy, with a whole head-to-toe fit for the television host.
Dressing Letterman in a staple Yeezy look: brown coat, cream trousers, a blue jumper, and black combat boots, Ye looks to Kim Kardashian West and Kris Jenner for their opinions. “I’d buy this, I like the colours, I like the fit, I love the shoes,” Letterman says, surveying his new fit and walking like he’s on a runway, which the 72-year-old goes on to buy.
“That’s fire. You look like an artist,” Kanye says. “It’s like when I used to work at the GAP, bro.”
Within the preview, West is also seen opening up about his struggle with bipolar disorder. The rapper and designer has spoken out on his mental health struggle before – he’s spoken candidly about the effects of social media and the criticism and analysis he’s had online when suffering with his mental health, and also called out problematic press treatment in the past. On the new show, he goes on to give an insight into his personal experience with mental health services.
“You feel everyone wants to kill you, you pretty much don’t trust everyone, and they have this moment where they handcuff you, they drug you, they put you on the bed, and they separate you from everyone you know,” he says. “That’s something that I’m so happy I experienced myself so I can start by changing that moment. When you are in that state, you have to have someone you trust. It is cruel and primitive to do that.”
Turning to more contentious topics, Ye and Letterman discuss politics. “Liberals bully people who are Trump supporters,” he says. “It’s not just calm. You can’t just go and wear the hat. It’s like, ‘Fuck you! Fuck you!’ It’s like bro, I have. In America, we have rights and we have rights to open the conversation.”
In the hour-long show, West and Letterman have a pretty wide discussion: his beef with Drake, producing, lyrics his fans like and dislike, mental health discrimination, Trump, and his Sunday Service.
Check out the video below and catch the second season of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction Friday May 31 on Netflix.