Remember that time when Kanye West auditioned for American Idol? No? Well, it’s all anyone’s talking about today…
A few months back, Kim Kardashian left fans confused but very excited when she shared a clip of her rapper hubby auditioning on the upcoming final season of hit US talent show, American Idol.
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And now, the full clip has been unveiled. And it’s pretty LOLs.
Kanye is seen walking onto the stage in front of the celebrity judging panel, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr, to perform his hit song Gold Digger.
‘My name is Kanye, I’m from the south side of Chicago,’ West says by way of introduction. ‘I’m originally a producer. I always wanted to rap and no one really believed in me, so I wanted to try some things out, ya know?’
But don’t think he didn’t have any backstage support for his no doubt nerve-wracking audition moment – wife Kim is then filmed watching eagerly from the wings.
‘I’m not really nervous because I do really believe in him’, she tells host Ryan Seacrest. ‘I didn’t give any advice on singing, rapping. I just really believe in him.’
So, what was a world famous rapper doing auditioning for a talent show, anyway?
Well, the skit was part of a series of surprises that the show’s producers have set up to celebrate the final American Idol season.
And seeing as this Kanye clip has already gone viral, we’d say it’s worked.
The final series of American Idol airs on 4Music exclusively from Monday 11th January at 8pm.