Preview Kanye West's 'American Idol' Audition

“My name is Kanye, I’m from the south side of Chicago.”

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During American Idol‘s San Francisco leg of their auditions back in October, Kanye West joined the contestants to win a Golden Ticket into the music competition’s final season. His wife, Kim Kardashian West, unveiled a 30-second preview clip of Kanye’s audition. Although the video doesn’t offer any footage of his performance — he offered an a capella take of “Gold Digger” — it finds ‘Ye telling the judges:

“My name is Kanye, I’m from the south side of Chicago. 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?”

The entire audition will be aired when American Idol returns for its final season in January.

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