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Watch Kanye West’s Full & Very Smiley ‘American Idol’ Audition

Written by Tom Williams on January 5, 2016

Kanye West famously dropped an a capella version of Gold Digger at his American Idol audition back in October, and now the ultra-smiley footage of the full performance has emerged.

Yeezy’s Idol “audition” (below) sees him introduce himself to judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr, all while smiling as much as he does every time he’s around Jay-Z.

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“I’m originally a producer,” Kanye tells the Idol judges. “I always wanted to rap and no one really believed in me, so I wanted to try some things out, ya know?”

Before jumping into Gold Digger, Kanye warns the judges that his song namedrops one of them, and we all know who that is.

Watch a new all-smiles Yeezy do his thing below, and leave him alone while he finishes his new album, okay?

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Watch: Kanye West’s ‘American Idol’ “Audition”

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