David Letterman Sat Down With Kanye West For His Netflix Talk Show

David Letterman, Kanye West

Though nothing official is confirmed as yet, there are reports that David Letterman sat down with Kanye West this week for an interview to air on an upcoming episode of his Netflix talk show.

The pair reportedly conducted the interview on Monday of this week, with the New York Times quoting an audience member who said that they spent much of their time talking about mental health.

This has been an important topic for both men, with Kanye spending much of 2018 discussing his own struggles with mental health, and the effect that bipolar disorder has had on his family and work life.

David Letterman has also spoken about his mental health in the past, telling an interviewer in 2012 that he was initially resistant to taking medication after a diagnosis of depression:

“Twenty years ago, [my doctor said I] should take something for [depression], and I said no. I thought it would make me loopy, or make me hallucinate, or make me drowsy …”

He said that stubbornness around the issue prevented him from seeking help until later in life, and that when he finally began taking medication, he felt he started to see the world with “20/20 vision.”

Audience members who attended the taping at LA’s Nate Holden Performing Arts Centre noted that Kim Kardashian was in attendance as well.

David Letterman has reportedly taped at least one more interview for the second season of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, but Netflix has not yet confirmed when the show will return.

The first season of the show saw the host sit down with the likes of Barack Obama, George ClooneyMalala YousafzaiJay-ZTina Fey and Howard Stern.