WATCH: Kanye West’s ‘American Idol’ Audition

Watch Kanye’s surprise audition on ‘American Idol’ in San Francisco

Back in October, Kanye, Kim and friends were in San Francisco for Kanye’s Democratic National Committee Fundraiser performance when they decided to stop by the ‘American Idol’ set. Kim took to her app to live stream backstage saying her and Kanye had a surprise planned.

Later, we found out that Kanye’s surprised the judges with an audition where he rapped his first verse from “Gold Digger” acapella. Kanye stated, “I just wanted to do something original. It has one of the judges names in it.” He was of course referring to American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez, who is name-dropped in the Late Registration track’s verse.

Once his audition was over, Kanye was given the golden ticket to Hollywood where he scream “I can’t believe it” as he ran around the room.

Watch the full audition below.