Kanye West left Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban in near hysterics Saturday when he surprised the cast and crew by walking out as a contestant during American Idol auditions in San Francisco.

Kim Kardashian revealed the surprise when she posted a photo taken of the in-studio monitor. The photo shows Lopez barely able to contain herself and Urban reeling back in his chair.

Ryan Seacrest then posted a photo of Kanye celebrating backstage as if Yeezy had won the chance to compete in the next round in Hollywood.

look who's going to Hollywood! #IdolAuditions #kanyewest

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Following the surprise visit to Idol, the Wests attending a fundraiser in Los Angeles for the Democratic National Committee. While addressing the crowd, President Obama took the opportunity to send a couple comical jabs at Kanye in the form of three key tips for becoming President of the United States. As seen in the Daily Mail video below, the crowd please was Obama’s joke that America is clearly not ready to elect a black man with a funny name from the South Side of Chicago. “That is crazy. That’s cray,” he joked.


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