We’ve been hearing the hype for months, and now finally, the footage of the biggest American Idol audition of all time has been revealed. And it looks like this kid might actually have some potential.
Thanks to a certain someone’s Instagram account, we learned that Kanye West surprised judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. by auditioning for the Idol’s final season during its San Francisco tryout stop last October. Today, that audition made it’s way online for our viewing pleasure.
Despite committing the most notorious Idol faux pas in history by auditioning with his own song (a little track called “Gold Digger”), and blatantly sucking-up to a certain judge by mentioning her in his rhymes, Yeezy wowed the panel with some sick flow and managed to earn himself a gold ticket to Hollywood.
Kim was of course outside the room with Ryan Seacrest, cheering on her hip hop hopeful husband in his quest towards superstardom.
Watch the clip below. It’s worth its weight in (groan… you know where this is going) gold.