"My name is Kanye, I'm from the south side of Chicago," Kanye West says to judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. during a surprise American Idol audition in San Francisco, that was filmed in October. "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?"

As wife, Kim Kardashian watched on a hall monitor alongside host and family-friend Ryan Seacrest, Yeezus delivered "something original," by busting into 'Gold Digger,' and name-dropping J-Lo in the now-classic bars that earned him a coveted golden ticket.

American Idol's 15th and final season is set to premiere on January 6 on Fox.