Watch Kanye West's Full 'American Idol' Audition
A little known rapper named Kanye West surprised the judges when he showed up to audition for the final season of “American Idol.” After taping the audition in October, the full clip has surfaced.
Mr. West introduced himself (“My name is Kanye, I’m from the Southside of Chicago… Always wanted to rap and nobody really believed in me”) to Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr., and Keith Urban, while his pregnant wife Kim Kardashian waited outside.
“I’m not nervous ’cause I do really believe in him,” Kim told Ryan Seacrest.
He then performed his original song “Gold Digger,” which shouts out one of the judges: “My psychic told me she’ll have an ass like Serena, Trina, Jennifer Lopez.”
The judges were impressed, to say the least, and gave him a golden ticket (spoiler alert).
Watch Yeezus rap his way to Hollywood and tune in to the farewell season of “Idol” on Jan. 6.