The rapper surprised the panel of judges when he walked in during a round of auditions in San Francisco on Saturday. West performed his own song “Gold Digger” to the delight of Jennifer Lopez, who gets a name drop in the lyrics.
Kim Kardashian Instagrammed a snapshot of the moment the judges, including Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban, saw their next Idol hopeful. Ryan Seacrest also posted a pic of himself going to high-five West, and he captioned it with, “Look who’s going to Hollywood!”
Watch West’s surprise audition below.
The final season of American Idol will air on Fox in January.