Kanye West auditioned for “American Idol” to the surprise of the judges.
West stunned the judges – Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr., and Keith Urban, – and host Ryan Seacrest when he showed up and performed an a cappella of his hit “Gold Digger.”
Lopez danced in her seat while trying to keep a straight face when Kanye gave her a shout out in the middle of his audition piece, Us Weekly reported.
West rapped, “She said I can tell you rock/ I can tell by your charm/ Far as girls you got a flock/ I can tell by your charm and your arm/ But I’m looking for the one/ Have you seen her?/ My psychic told me she have an a— like Serena/ Trina, Jennifer Lopez, four kids.”
Kim Kardashian first shared on her Instagram a photo of her husband on “AI”, when the show rolled out its audition in San Francisco, California over the weekend.
Seacrest later posted a photo of a smiling West revealing that he got the coveted Golden Ticket to the show’s Hollywood Week. Seacrest captioned the photo: “Look who’s going to Hollywood!”
Rolling Stone noted that it is unclear whether Kanye will actually vie for the “American Idol” title.
In May, Fox announced that “American Idol” 15th season will be the last for the singing competition. The show’s final season will premiere in January 2016.
Meanwhile, before he showed up on AI, West also performed at the Democratic National Committee fundraiser in San Francisco.
During the event, President Barack Obama gave Kanye an advice about his 2020 presidential plans.
According to CNN, Obama initially made a joke, saying: “A little bit later you’re going to hear from a guy who I hear has been talking about launching a potential political career. You may have heard of this, Kanye is thinking about running for Speaker of the House. It couldn’t get any stranger…But in case Kanye is serious about this whole POTUS thing — or as he calls it “peezy” — I do have advice for him.”
Obama then said, “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? That is crazy.”