On Saturday (10/17), Kanye West took to Twitter to announce his upcoming appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience. Kanye shared a screenshot of his FaceTime call with Rogan tweeting, “Joe Rogan said it’s cool for me to design the set for our podcast this Friday,”
Joe Rogan said it’s cool for me to design the set for our podcast this Friday ⛷ pic.twitter.com/9FOPjU36K3
— ye (@kanyewest) October 17, 2020
Ye’s announcement comes a few days after Kanye publicly reached out to Rogan requesting a live appearance on the uber popular podcast.
“Would love to go on Joe Rogan’s podcast LIVE this week I have my team trying to get your number Joe I’m in Calabassas Let’s do this my friend,” Ye included a clip of Rogan referencing his “intense” phone call with Kanye.
Would love to go on Joe Rogan’s podcast LIVE this week I have my team trying to get your number Joe I’m in Calabassas Let’s do this my friend ⛷ pic.twitter.com/OCyqWlHaNH
— ye (@kanyewest) October 12, 2020
Rogan has yet to confirm Kanye’s appearance on JRE, but the episode seems very likely. In late 2018, Kanye reached out to Rogan expressing his desire to do a “serious interview” on mental health issues. Rogan responded by telling Kanye he’d be more than willing to have that discussion “for as long you’d like.”
I’ve been trying to do a serious interview speaking on mental health but it seems as though all members of press are afraid to speak to someone who has been diagnosed but is still everyone’s favorite super hero
— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018
We’ll have more on this potential interview when the details become available. One thing for sure is that big minds (whether you agree or disagree with the person) seek each other out and eventually shape culture.