-I haven’t been here in so long.
-Thank you. You have not — You were on our
very first “Tonight Show” ever. -It’s been years.
-So it’s always been — -Your very first one?
-My very fir– Yeah. -Oh, wow.
-So it’s been five years, almost to the date.
-Oh, wow. -So much has changed. -So much has changed
in five years. -Oh, my God.
Congrats on the family and… -Thank you.
-How — How are the babies? How are — How is everybody? -So good.
-Yeah? -My daughter,
my 5-year-old daughter North, and my 3-year-old son Saint
are finally getting along. [ Laughter ]
-Yeah. -It’s like…
-That’s fantastic. -…the best moment as a mom. -Yeah, you want it —
you want it to work that way. -Yeah.
-Yeah. And you have baby number four
on the way? -Baby number four on the way.
-Wow, good for you. [ Cheers and applause ]
-Yeah. -That is so great. -Yeah, but, you know,
I was kind of stressing. But it’s just —
my house is so full. But I heard that parents of four are the most enlightened
and calm of all parents. -Really?
-The most calm, yes. -Of four?
-Yes, I heard that, so… Oh, my gosh.
I — What — What if — Two — that’s all I have.
[ Light laughter ] Am I — Am I stressed out?
[ Laughter ] I’m just nervous
and stressed out? -I felt the huge change —
from one to two… -Yeah.
-…felt like one to 20. -Oh, really?
-That was like the — That was harder
than two to three for me. -Yeah, because you
just don’t sleep anymore, ever. -Yeah, yeah. -You have to
just say goodbye to sleep. It’s all over. I don’t know when it ends,
I mean, ’cause… -I feel like four is gonna be
really even, though, because, I just — you know, right now,
it’s like me with two always. -Yeah.
-And Kanye just has one. So he’s, like, still living
his life, and I’m — you know… [ Laughter ]
-Yeah, and Kanye doesn’t — Yeah,
but this is what Kanye does. -It’s not making…
-This is genius. This is North.
This is baby North. She — She actually fell asleep
on his head for thir– [ Audience awws ]
-Yes. -He said for like 30 minutes? -So if you know anything
about Kanye, you know
he can fall asleep anywhere. -Yeah.
-Like — Like a doctor’s office, I’m getting a sonogram —
he’s snoring. Like, any — any place
I take him, he’s snoring. -He could
take a power nap anywhere? -Left me in a restaurant once
in a meeting for him in France. I didn’t even understand — they
were not even speaking English. -Yeah.
-He falls asleep at the table. [ Laughter ]
And, I mean, the worst. So she definitely is him. -Oh, my gosh.
It’s so cute. Oh, I thought about you
the other day. I was watching
the State of the Union, and they mentioned this woman —
was it… -Oh, yes. Alice Marie Johnson.
-…Alice Marie Johnson. This is because of you, right? This is something that you
kind of campaigned for. -A little bit.
[ Cheers and applause ] -A little bit?
-Yes. [ Cheers and applause continue ]
Yeah, me and — I mean, she’s had amazing attorneys
working for her for two decades. -Yeah. -So I was the last push
at the end that — -Explain the story —
How did you know about her story or hear about it? -I was honestly
just on my phone, and someone
that I follow on Twitter must have reposted a news story,
and I saw it. And so I always say that
Alice’s story came to me, and I just felt
something inside of me that I — if I had the power to help,
i was gonna try. -And now she’s — she’s out.
-Yeah. She’s out. -And you got to see her
reunite with her family. [ Cheers and applause ]
-Yeah. Yeah. -I mean, it’s a beautiful story.
-Yeah, it really is. And — And I mean, to me, seeing
her at the State of the Union was just such a message of hope, because
there’s so many people like her that really deserve that.
-Yeah. -And I was just so proud
to see her. She was texting me,
texting me pictures. -That’s a big deal.
-I was so happy for her. -Good for you for doing that.
That’s great that you did that. -Yeah. Thank you. Thank you.
[ Cheers and applause ] -Are you — Do you plan on doing
more with criminal justice to… -Yeah, well, you know,
we were all really behind the First Step Act
that the President endorsed, and they got that. And so, actually,
a guy named Matthew Charles was there at
the State of the Union. -Yeah. -He was the first person
to get out, so that — from the First Step Act. So that bill
got out thousands of people. So we’re working on getting
all of those people out now. But something that
I really want to focus on — I think there’s such a stigma on people hiring
formerly incarcerated people. I think that, you know, without people really knowing
their story and their history about what they’ve
really been through, or maybe — there’s so many people that are
incarcerated for life for murder that maybe
they were just next to someone and they were a group of people,
and there — a fight broke out, and somebody,
unfortunately, died. But they
didn’t even hit the person, didn’t even have a weapon,
and were serving life. So they’ve gotten out. And people like that deserve
a second chance at life. -Yeah.
-And I feel like I definitely, for all my businesses,
I would love to partner — there’s, like, a company —
ARC in California — that helps find people,
once they get out, and give them jobs
and counseling. -You get them jobs.
-Yeah. So I would love to hire
formerly incarcerated people. And I think I would — you know, I would love to spread that
message that other companies — and big companies
can do that, too. -Good for you. I love it.
[ Cheers and applause ] -Here’s why I love it.
-Mm. -You do so much stuff. I’m glad that you do this stuff,
as well. -Thank you.
-That’s really nice of you.