WATCH: Kanye West Tries Out for “American Idol”

Kim: "I'm not nervous, because I do really believe in him."

If you can believe it, American Idol is preparing to kick off its fifteenth—and final—season. And while we didn’t necessarily get fifteen household names out of the deal, we did get a handful of bonafide stars, including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Phillip Phillips (the idol so nice they named him twice).

If all goes well for one aspiring rapper from the South Side of Chicago, you can add a new name to that list: Kanye West. The rapper popped up at the San Francisco auditions for the show’s final season with Kim Kardashian and impressed the judges enough with an a capella rendition of “Gold Digger” to win a trip to Hollywood. Which means that we don’t yet have SWISH, but we do have the sight of Jennifer Lopez reacting positively to Kanye’s reference to her posterior. You can check it out below.

(via Pitchfork)


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