Although he was rocking a pair of Yeezys, the weight of the interview Jimmy Kimmel was about to conduct with Kanye West on Thursday night was not lost on the late night talk show host, who acknowledged the “dragon energy” in the room during his opening monologue. Kanye’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” would be his first since he and Kimmel’s beef in 2013 after Kimmel parodied an infamous interview Kanye gave to Zane Lowe that same year.
Perhaps to lighten the mood a bit, Kimmel asked Kanye if he would be willing to design the uniforms for the "Space Force" the current administration is pushing for. “I do like designing,” Kanye cryptically answered. Ye also talked about the numerous projects he has been producing including albums by Pusha T, Teyana Taylor, Nas and West’s collaboration with Kid Cudi.
But the interview inevitably turned to more serious topics including a discussion about mental health sparked by the quote on Kanye’s latest album, ye, that reads: “I hate being bipolar it’s awesome.” “It’s important for us to have open conversations about mental health,” Kanye said. “We never had therapists in the black community.” You can watch the entire interview in the video above.