As a potential U.S. presidential candidate, Kanye West seems to be on a campaign to win the hearts and minds of America — and he’s doing very, very well.

On Friday, he fought the good fight on behalf of parents everywhere, lamenting in-app purchases in kids games on Twitter, and now he appears to have “auditioned” for American Idol just like the common man. Except that the song he performed for the judges was his own mega-hit, “Gold Digger.”

West-spouse, Kim Kardashian, posted an Instagram picture of a very surprised Jennifer Lopez taking in West’s performance, while Idol host Ryan Seacrest added some behind the scenes footage after the artist’s apparently successful audition. Read more…

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Kanye West just turned up at an ‘American Idol’ audition