As ‘American Idol’ gets ready to call it quits after 8543 seasons, the show is upping the audience ratings anti with gimmick-ridden spots that are pretty darn entertaining. Exhibit A: Kanye West’s fake-audition for the AI judges.
“My name is Kanye, I’m from the south side of Chicago,” he tells Idol judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban in the video from E! News. Without missing a beat, he recites lyrics from “Gold Digger.”
“I’m originally a producer. I always wanted to rap and no one really believed in me, so I wanted to try some things out, ya know?” he says after. See the irony? Haha, right? It was fun while it lasted, guys. Take a look at the video in full below.