He’s going to Hollywood!
Okay, I know usually Kanye West takes himself so seriously, but this is pretty funny. Dude did a full American Idol audition for the last and 15th season, which was released on Monday, January 4 and it is HILARIOUS:
“My name is Kanye. I’m from the South Side of Chicago,” West says in the footage from his tryout, introducing himself to judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban. “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?”
The camera then pans to host Ryan Seacrest, who is watching West on a monitor alongside longtime friend and Yeezy’s wife, Kim Kardashian — pregnant with their son, Saint West, at the time.
“I’m not really nervous because I do really believe in him,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 35 — who shared a sneak peek of the audition last December — tells Seacrest. “I didn’t give any advice on singing, rapping. I just really hope the judges believe in him.”
Meanwhile, Lopez, 46, asks West what he’s going to perform.
“I just wanted to do something original,” he says. “It has one of the judges’ names in it.”
“It better f–king be me,” the “On the Floor” singer hilariously whispers back.
Sure enough, the Grammy winner begins to sing his 2005 hit single, “Gold Digger,” in which he raps, “Jennifer Lopez, four kids,” in one of the catchy tune’s memorable lines.
After he finishes, the judges immediately hand West a golden ticket to Hollywood, with no deliberation required!
“I can’t believe it!” West exclaims, jumping up and down in excitement.
(Via Us Weekly)
American Idol: The Farewell Season premieres on Fox Wednesday and I gotta say, good on you, Kanye. But you know once you get to Hollywood, the competition only gets stiffer, right? GOOD LUCK TO YOU.