Video: Kanye West Totally Nails His Audition For 'American Idol'
It's always exciting when American Idol manages to find some raw, rising talent.
Back in November, you might have caught a glimpse of one such budding star from the South Side of Chicago, named Kanye West, in a leaked clip from the 15th and final season of the still popular show. And now, you can finally see Yeezus' full audition for the show in a video released just before the season premiere.
In the clip, we see the rapper surprise judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. with an a capella rendition of his hit "Gold Digger," and let's just say, it goes over pretty well. The judges are very encouraging of Mr. West, who explains that he's a producer who always wanted to rap, "but nobody really believed in me." Lopez is particularly excited when she gets a shout-out in the verse. The video also features a pregnant Kim Kardashian who crosses her fingers for Kanye, and tells Ryan Seacrest that she hopes they really believe in him.
Well, it looks like somebody is going to Hollywood.
The final season of American Idol premieres Wednesday, Jan. 6 on Fox.