A few weeks ago, it was revealed that Kanye West made a surprise appearance during the pre-recorded American Idol auditions for his chance at a golden ticket to Hollywood. A small clip showed the before and after, minus his performance behind closed doors.
In search for some ratings coming into the show’s final season, American Idol released West’s audition of him performing a verse of “Gold Digger,” which particularly pleased Jennifer Lopez.
♫ My psychic told me she have an ass like Serena, Trina, Jennifer Lopez… ♫
There’s nothing particularly spectacular about the clip; it’s Kanye rapping a song of his own without a beat. BUT he smiles more in this two-minute clip than all of the accumulated Kayne West media available to us today.
So that’s something.