As you may well know, Kanye West is a force of nature: a rap-slinging, catwalk-curating, god-proclaiming, pop culture heavyweight, who isn’t exactly afraid of ruffling a few feathers or going against the grain; so when he does something a bit bizarre, it rarely comes as much of a shock.
Nevertheless, the judges of American Idol were certainly surprised to see Yeezus himself saunter into the San Francisco audition and drop an acapella version of his 2005 hit Gold Digger.
Kim Kardashian took to backstage to document the rare event, with an even rarer smile from Kanye, and later shared the moment on Instagram.
Luckily there were no awkward moments between Kim and judge Jennifer Lopez, considering the song features the line: 'My psychic told me she'll have an ass like Serena, Trina, Jennifer Lopez'.
Host Ryan Seacrest revealed that Yeezy was given the Golden Ticket to get to the next stage of the competition, which is just as well for the man who claims to be ‘the greatest living rockstar on the planet.’
Kanye had earlier met with President Obama, who gave the rapper some tips on his much talked about 2020 presidential campaign and anointed Mr West with the fantastically dad-esque nickname of ‘Peezy.’
Words by Finlay Renwick