Watch Kanye West's full audition tape for 'American Idol'

Kanye West's full audition tape for "American Idol" has been posted online, in which the rapper performs an excerpt of "Gold Digger" while his then-very pregnant wife Kim Kardashian waits nervously in the wings.

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The surprise audition happened back in October and was posted in full Monday.

Kanye introduces himself as a producer, and says to the amusement of judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr.: "I always wanted to rap, and nobody really believed in me."

A deadpan Urban replies, "I hope that works out man."

To curry favour with Lopez, Kanye chose to sing "Gold Digger," a song that gives a shout-out to the singer.

Watch the full video.



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