Kanye West has made a surprise appearance as a “contestant” on American Idol, his wife Kim Kardashian has revealed. Kardashian posted a video previewing West’s “audition” for the show, with the full footage expected to be shown on the show sometime in January.

In the video, West introduces himself as a contestant, saying, “My name is Kanye, I’m from the south side of Chicago. I’m originally a producer. I always wanted to rap and no one really believed in me, so I wanted to try some things out, ya know?”

While the actual performance is yet to be unveiled, Kanye is thought to have performed an unaccompanied version of “Gold Digger.” It’s all not known whether West was “successful” in his audition.

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