With the 15th and final season of American Idol set to premiere on Wednesday, Kanye West’s full American Idol audition has been revealed.
Kanye surprised many when he decided to pass by San Francisco in October where the American Idol auditions were taking place as a participant.
Jaws dropped when he joined the queue of spotlight-hungry contestants who were jostling for the enviable position.
Judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban were in shock when they saw Kanye with his audition ticket.
Lopez was so amazed when he walked in that she asked: “Is that Kanye West?”
“My name is Kanye, I’m from the south side of Chicago,” West says while introducing himself to the judges.
“I’m originally a producer. I always wanted to rap and no one really believed in me, so I wanted to try some things out, ya know?”
The judges seem to be holding back their laughter as Kanye introduces himself and talks about what he does.
“I hope that works, good luck with all of that,” the judges said unanimously.
Meanwhile, his wife, Kim Kardashian was backstage talking to Ryan Seacrest.
“I’m not really nervous because I do really believe in him. I didn’t give any advice on singing, rapping. I just really believe in him,” she tells him as she watches the audition on a monitor.
After the judges settled down, Kanye performed his hit song Gold Digger.
The judges enjoy the rap performance but more so Jennifer Lopez whose name is mentioned in the rap.
After, the judges don’t take any time to deliberate and almost immediately give him the ticket to Hollywood week.
The Gold Digger hit maker then jumps up and down happy that he “can’t believe it”.
“We were in San Francisco, and they said, ‘We’ve got a contestant that’s just going to jump into the line,’” Ryan Seacrest told E! News of the surprise audition.
“And up walked Kim and Kanye—Kim pregnant and Kanye enthusiastic and ready to go in there. He walks in there and does a lyric about J.Lo from one of his songs.” He added.