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This Is What it Looks Like When Kanye West Auditions for ‘American Idol’

It’s been a fairly long time since anything from American Idol has caught our attention. These days, it takes a certain voice, a certain swagger, for a young hopeful’s audition to break out of the show’s crowded universe and into the hearts and minds of the masses.

Idol’s 15th and final season features none other than Yeezus himself, who auditioned for judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. in San Francisco last October. “I always wanted to rap but nobody believed in me,” Kanye tells them (and the camera). “I just wanted to do something original.” Then, hinting at the Yeezy chestnut he’s about to drop, he says, “It has one of the judges’ names in it.”

What do you think? Will the little-known rapper from the South Side — who has the balls to sing about J-Lo’s derrière to her face — make it to Hollywood? If so, will Kim Kardashian, interviewed backstage while still very pregnant with Saint, be there with him? Watch the video above to see how the young contender fares.

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