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Kanye West Surprises American Idol Judges with Audition


Ray Mickshaw/FOXLook who’s decided to audition for the final season of American Idol.

Kanye West surprised the judges of the Fox singing competition — Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban — as well as host Ryan Seacrest by showing up to auditions in San Francisco on Saturday.

West rapped his hit “Gold Digger” — which name-checks J-Lo — for the judges. The Hip Hop Facts Twitter account has posted video of ‘Ye’s performance.

West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, posted an Instagram photo of the moment, writing, “SURPRISE!”

Seacrest shared a picture of himself giving a high-five to West while Kardashian looks on. “Look who’s going to Hollywood!” Seacrest wrote.

Presumably, it was a fake audition, but with West you never know. Perhaps we’ll see him during the final season of American Idol, which premieres in January.

Prior to his visit with the Idol judges, West performed at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in San Francisco attended by President Obama. The rapper has said he wants to run for president in 2020.


A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Oct 10, 2015 at 6:12pm PDT

look who's going to Hollywood! #IdolAuditions #kanyewest

A photo posted by Ryan Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) on Oct 10, 2015 at 5:49pm PDT

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