Kanye West auditions for American Idol

Kanye West on stage at the 2015 MTV VMAs. (AP)
Kanye West on stage at the 2015 MTV VMAs. (AP)

Los Angeles - Kanye West surprised American Idol judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr., and Keith Urban with a joke audition.

The 38-year-old rapper arrived at auditions for the reality TV show in San Francisco over the weekend, where he performed his 2005 song Gold Digger a cappella.

And Kanye sailed through, coming out with a golden ticket to Hollywood.

Watch the audition here.

Kim Kardashian West came out to support her husband and posted this picture on her Instagram.

SURPRISE!

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After receiving his golden ticket Kanye was all smiles, who knew he could smile that much though.