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Nick Romano
October 11, 2015 AT 08:32 PM EDT

First Kanye West wants to become President of the United States. Now he wants to become…the next American Idol?

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!”


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

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Watch West’s surprise audition below. 

#Kanye auditioning for #AmericanIdol #WSHH

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

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