Kanye West Auditions For ‘American Idol,’ Gets Golden Ticket – WATCH VIDEO
Kanye West auditioned for “American Idol” on Saturday in San Francisco, where tryouts were being held, and surprised judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick, Jr. West sang his hit “Gold Digger,” much to the delight of the judges who, even though he was joking around, gave him a Golden Ticket to Hollywood. See video and photos from West’s audition below.
The second West walked into the audition, the “Idol” judges broke out into laughter. Still, a smiling West sang his hit “Gold Digger,” which includes lyrics that give out a shoutout to Jennifer Lopez. As West rapped the words, “My psychic told me she have an ass like Serena, Trina, Jennifer Lopez, four kids” the judge was more than amused.
After West’s audition, Kim Kardashian posted a few photos of his tryout on Instagram, along with the caption, “SURPRISE!” “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest also put up a shot of himself high-fiving West, with an Instagram message that read, “look who’s going to Hollywood! #IdolAuditions #kanyewest.”
As Gossip Cop reported, before West’s “American Idol” audition, he was at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser with President Obama, who offered tips to the rapper before he runs for president in 2020. Obama told West that if he’s serious about becoming the “Peezy,” he’ll have to “spend a lot of time dealing with strange characters who behave as if they are on a reality TV show,” a nod to “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” The President, formerly a senator from Illinois mocked himself when he said of the Chicago-born rapper, “Do you really think this country is going to elect a black guy from the South Side of Chicago with a funny name to be president of the United States?”
Check out the video and photos below from Kanye West’s surprise “American Idol” audition, and tells Gossip Cop what you think.
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