LettermanLe1fWhile the two Jimmys duke it out for late-night viewers and YouTube followers, and the press got some mileage debating a report that one camp’s bookers were trying to strongarm hot talent, Dave Letterman booked Le1f to make his network TV debut last night on Late Show. While some Reporters Who Cover Music wondered whether Letterman had a new music booker (Late Show booked the network TV debut of Future Islands less than two weeks earlier), others applauded, noting it mark the first time an openly gay rapper has performed on a major network late-night show. “Our next guest is a New York rapper and producer, and he’s making his network television debut with us right here tonight, so that’s great, thank you very much for that. His new EP is titled ‘Hey’ or ‘Hey!’ Please welcome Le1f,” Letterman said, by way of introducing the gay rapper operating in a controversially homophobic music genre — who returned the favor, tweeting:

 

Watch his performance here:

me
8 months
Horrible. Awful. Lousy. Amateurish. Phony interest by Letterman, who can't possibly like it. Why this kind of...
50 Cent Dogg
8 months
"Openly Gay" rapper - lots of gay rappers have been on Letterman
Sorry
8 months
I caught him on Letterman (waiting for Craig Fergeson to start) and found him to be mediocre....