Kanye West showed up at American Idol audition

Kanye West showed up at American Idol audition
Kanye West [File photo]

Kanye West surprised the 'American Idol' judges and fans, as he showed up at an audition for the show in San Francisco.

The award-winning rapper performed a cappella version of his hit 'Gold Digger' at the show.

He was given a golden ticket to go through to the next round in Hollywood as well.

West was congratulated by his pregnant wife, Kim Kardashian, and the show's host Ryan Seacrest after leaving the audition room.

The 38 year-old singer firstly achieved recognition for his work on Jay Z's 'The Blueprint' in 2001.

Being one of the best-selling artists of all time, West has sold more than 21 million albums and 100 million digital downloads, and 21 Grammy Awards under his belt.