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Kanye West: American Idol audition sneak peek shows rapper on talent show

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“I’m not nervous ’cause I do really believe in him,” said the wife of American Idol hopeful Kanye West. For the farewell season of the singing competition show, Yeezy will take the audition spotlight in a hilarious spoof. We already saw a peek of what’s to come, but Kim Kardashian posted preview footage online. 

“My name is Kanye. I’m from south side of Chicago,” the rapper said in the video from Kardashian’s Twitter page. “I’m originally a producer. I always wanted to rap and nobody really believed in me, so I wanted to try some things out.” 

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Watch the video below. 


Photos of West’s goof during a round of auditions in San Francisco were posted to the Web in October. He performed his own hit “Gold Digger” to the delight of judge Jennifer Lopez, who gets a namedrop in the song.

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But did he pass the first round and move on to the Hollywood stage? Based on host Ryan Seacrest’s social media response, it looks like it. 

The final season of American Idol will commence in January on Fox.