You can’t exactly stand and bop to Kanye classics when you’re Bound 2 a wheelchair…
Kanye West Demands Fans Stand Up Before Realizing They Are Handicapped
Kanye West is known to demand a great deal of crowd participation during his shows, and his latest stop in Australia was no different. Kanye stopped everything and refused to perform another bar until a couple of still-seated fans in his line of vision got up and participated…before finally coming to the realization that the uncooperative concert-goers were sitting in wheelchairs and rocking prosthetic legs. Via MailOnline:
He came under fire for demanding fans at his Melbourne show on Wednesday stand up ‘unless y’all sitting down because y’all handicapped.’
But during the Yeezus tour in Sydney on Friday night, rapper Kanye West went a step further, stopping the whole show at Qantas Credit Union Arena when two seated fans wouldn’t get to their feet – because they were in wheelchairs.
Fans at the performance confirmed the incident to Daily Mail Australia on Saturday after a series of Tweets about the moment flooded social media, with one saying ‘He wanted the crowd to stand up and couldn’t see why they were seated. Once it clicked that they couldn’t, he started the song.’
An eyewitness told Daily Mail Australia Kanye had refused to perform until the crowd were on their feet, saying, ‘I can’t do this song, I can’t do this show until everybody stand up.
‘Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s**t.
‘Imma see you if you ain’t standing up, believe me, I’m very good at that.’
When the musician saw a concertgoer waving a prosthetic limb to explain why they weren’t dancing, he acknowledged them, saying: ‘Okay, you fine!’
But when another fan remained seated, he stopped the song Good Life, saying, ‘This is the longest I’ve had to wait to do a song, it’s unbelievable,’ before sending bodyguard Pascal Duvier into the arena to check whether the person was in fact in a wheelchair- which they were.
‘The crowd was also yelling that he was in a wheelchair but he waited for Pascal’s confirmation,’ the witness said, while others said the crowd made ‘wheelchair motions’ to alert the singer to his mistake.
‘When he sent Pascal up there he said, ‘He is in a wheelchair? It’s fine!’ the witness reported.
Whoops! Maybe it’s time for Yeezy to snatch that Margiela mask off his face so he can really see what the crowd is doing before harassing them.