VIDEO: See Kanye West ‘audition’ for American Idol

Kanye West has surprised the judges of American Idol, by turning up to audition for the reality singing show.

After performing for President Obama in San Francisco, the rapper decided he would stop by the auditions happening nearby in the city.

Judges Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban were shocked when the hitmaker walked into the audition room, and then proceeded to perform his song ‘Gold Digger’.


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Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian was there on the sidelines at the audition too, and captured a photo for her Instagram account.

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Kanye of course impressed the judges and made it through to the next round.

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest was also stoked Kanye dropped by, posting a photo of the rapper about to high-five his wife with the caption “Look who’s going to Hollywood!”.

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

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