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Footage of Kanye West’s American Idol audition surfaces — watch

on December 23, 2015, 1:50pm

The White House isn’t the only prize Kanye West has been eyeing.

Back in October, the “All Day” MC tried to nab the top honors over at talent competition American Idol by performing his “Gold Digger” hit during an “audition”. Photos of Yeezy’s valiant efforts emerged previously, but now we’ve got actual video footage courtesy of wife Kim Kardashian.

“My name is Kanye. I’m from south side of Chicago,” he says in the preview clip, which was posted to Kardashian’s Twitter page earlier this morning. “I’m originally a producer. I always wanted to rap and nobody really believed in me, so I wanted to try some things out.” Watch the video below.

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As EW.com notes, Kanye’s “audition” is part of American Idol’s farewell season, which premieres January 6th on Fox. A full recording of his appearance looks like it will air at some point during the month.