UPDATE 12/23: Kim Kardashian just shared a small snippet of Ye's appearance on the show, which you can see below. Look for Kanye's episode to air sometime in 2016. 

Kanye West is a man of many talents with a fun side too. During this season's American Idol auditions in San Francisco, 'Ye made a surprise appearance and gave it his best shot. He performed his song "Gold Digger," which put a smile on Jennfer Lopez's face when he name-dropped her. He even got a golden ticket to Hollywood too!  Are you going to vote for him?

SURPRISE! pic.twitter.com/T1RRGkIolP

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 11, 2015
 

look who's going to Hollywood! #IdolAuditions #kanyewest

A photo posted by Ryan Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) on Oct 10, 2015 at 5:49pm PDT

Kanye West auditioning for American Idol. pic.twitter.com/vJveHArjGA

— HIP HOP FACTS (@OnlyHipHopFacts) October 11, 2015