Kanye West “American Idol” Video: Watch FULL “Gold Digger” Audition Here!
Kanye West’s “American Idol” audition finally aired in full on the season 15 premiere on Wednesday. Watch below!
As Gossip Cop reported, West surprised judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. in San Francisco when auditions were held last October. While photos and teaser clips have been released in the months since, now fans could see exactly what went down. And the panel was of course shocked when the Grammy-winning rapper walked in.
But West and the judges humorously played it as if he was a genuine contestant and undiscovered talent. Urban grilled West on his hometown and his career aspirations as host Ryan Seacrest waited outside with the star’s wife, Kim Kardashian. West eventually launched into a verse from “Gold Digger,” which had to be bleeped several times.
When he finished, Urban was the first to grab a golden ticket to Hollywood, prompting West to cheer and scream. After West emerged from his audition, Kardashian wanted to know, “Did you make it to Hollywood?” He unveiled his golden ticket, and the couple embraced. Seacrest even cracked that now the final season of the FOX competition was just beginning. Check out the video below!