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Kanye West Auditions for ‘American Idol,’ Sure

The hip-hop megastar proves he hasn't lost his competitive hunger; J. Lo is highly amused

Just ask anyone who’s ever had the misfortune of taking on Michael Jordan in a game of Connect Four: the great ones wanna win at everything. And so, Kanye West was filmed at an audition for the upcoming 15th and final season of American Idol, performing his own classic “Gold Digger.” Judge Jennifer Lopez — who, of course, gets namechecked in the song’s opening verse — was into it, to say the least.

Watch Instagram video of Yeezy’s audition here, via Idolator. Unclear if he got enough yeses from the table to move on to the next round, but we have a feeling we’ll be seeing this up-and-comer again, Hollywood or no.

Lol #KanyeWest showed up the Idol auditions today. JLo was feeling it. [via @ibnjasper]

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

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