Khalif Diouf, better known by his stage
name Le1f, made his network television debut Thursday on the Late
Show, marking the first time an openly gay rapper has performed
on a network late-night show.
Last week, Le1f, who is based in New
York, released Hey, his latest studio album.
“Our next guest is a New York rapper
and producer, and he's making his network television debut with us
right here tonight,” Late Night host David Letterman said by
way of introducing Le1f. “So, that's great. Thank you very much
for that. His new EP is titled Hey or Hey! Please
welcome Le1f.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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Le1f performed his 2012 single Wut.
video can be seen on YouTube.)
With lyrics such as “He wanna suckle
on my muscle” and “He wanna burst my bubble and see what's up in
my jungle,” Wut makes clear Le1f's sexual orientation.
“thank you so much to @Letterman for
inviting me to perform on his stage as a musician and not as a
tweeted. “that's a major.”