WATCH: Kanye West Auditions For American Idol 7 years ago

WATCH: Kanye West Auditions For American Idol

We think he's got major potential...

Kanye West did a surprise audition for American Idol as part of the final season on the show.


He stepped in front of the judges, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr and introduced himself as a producer from Chicago who, "always wanted to rap but nobody really believed in me." Holding back the laughter Jennifer replied, "Good luck with all that."

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His wife, Kim, waited in the wings and did the typical backstage interview with Ryan Seacrest where she told him she was, "I do really believe in him. I hope they really believe in him."

He then launched into his song, Gold Digger, which name checks Jennifer, and gets the all important gold ticket for the next round.


Watch the full audition here:

Video via YouTube/American Idol