Kanye West Surprises at 'American Idol' Auditions
Kanye West is going to Hollywood. Yeezus himself made a surprise appearance during auditions for the final season of “American Idol” on Saturday. While in San Francisco for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser, ‘Ye surprised judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban, who were holding auditions for the show.
“Is that Kanye West?” said a shocked J.Lo as the rapper entered the room.
He went on to impress the judges by performing “Gold Digger,” complete with the lyrics, “My psychic told me she’ll have an ass like Serena, Trina, Jennifer Lopez,” and J.Lo sang right along.
Kim Kardashian waited outside the room and greeted her husband who proudly showed off his ticket. “see u in Hollywood @kanyewest (you too @KimKardashian) #idolauditions,” tweeted Ryan Seacrest.
Earlier in the day, Kanye performed a nearly hour-long set in front of President Obama at a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee at The Warfield. While there, he presented Obama with a couple pairs of Yeezy Boosts, and in return, Obama gave him some pointers for his 2020 White House run.
“But in case Kanye’s serious about this whole POTUS thing, or as he calls it, Peezy, I do have advice for him,” said Obama. “First of all, you gotta spend a lot of time with some strange characters who behave like they’re on a reality TV show.”
He added, “Do you really think that this country’s going to elect a black guy from the South Side of Chicago with a funny name to be President of the United States? That’s cray!”