For whatever reason, Kanye West "auditioned" for American Idol.
Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr., the hosts of American Idol, were treated to a surprise today, as they were greeted by a familiar face during Idol auditions in San Francisco. Also today in San Francisco, West was introduced by Barack Obama before performing at a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee. The stakes weren't quite as high for his Idol "audition."
See a short clip of Kanye's audition below, in which he raps lines from "Gold Digger," and namedrops J. Lo: "My psychic told me she'll have an ass like Serena / Trina, Jennifer Lopez, four kids."
Ryan Seacrest has confirmed that Yeezy is going to Hollywood. We suspect that the audition will be shown as a humorous stunt when the show premieres; I mean, he better not be foregoing SWISH to star on the next season of American Idol.