Kanye West Regrets Rejecting Mother's Toy Bear Gift Before She Died
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Speaking to David Letterman on 'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction', the 'Stronger' hitmaker expresses his belief that Donda West, who passed away in 2007, is always with him.

AceShowbiz - Kanye West regrets berating his mum for buying him a toy bear as a gift just before she died.

Donda West passed away in 2007 after suffering complications from a plastic surgery procedure and before she died she offered her son a stuffed toy she thought resembled the multi-coloured bears Kanye's favourite artist Takashi Murakami designed.

"I remember my mother bought me a bear that was multi-coloured, and I was very into Takashi Murakami at the time," the rapper tells David Letterman on the second season of Netflix talk show "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman". "She said, 'It kinda feels like Takashi Murakami', and I was like, 'I don't want that. That ain't no Takashi Murakami bear.' "

Following her death, the toy bear became all Kanye could think about, adding, "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."

West feels sure his mum is always with him and his wife Kim Kardashian, "guiding us", but he's sad she's not around to hang out with their four kids.

"This would've been the funnest time of her life," he says. "To have those kids running around that house and being able to go and buy them toys...."

Kanye and Kim celebrated the fifth anniversary of their Italian wedding on Friday, May 24. The interview with Letterman drops next week (May 31).

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