Watch Kanye Audition For 'American Idol'

"My name is Kanye. I'm from the South Side of Chicago."

Sure, the judges of American Idol get to see some extraordinary talents, but it's not every day they get to see an internationally acclaimed musician auditioning in front of them.

So when Kanye West decided to do a surprise audition for the three judges, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr., they were excited, to say the least. 

"My name is Kanye. I'm from the South Side of Chicago." West tells the judges. "Originally a producer, I always wanted to rap and nobody really believed in me."

Watch his entire audition video below. 

What a wonderful reminder that behind all those sold out stadiums and platinum albums, there's a man with so much pure talent.