Kanye West auditioned for American Idol and everyone pretended not to notice

"Tell us your name, where you're from..."


“I always wanted to rap and no one really believed in me,” some bloke called Kanye West said during his American Idol audition.


It’s OK Kanye, judging by this rendition of Gold Digger we reckon you’re destined for big things.

Hey, look, even his partner Kim Kardashian turned up to give her beau moral support. Hope she’s ready for the fame that will come after this…

Watch the audition in full below.


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