Video: Kanye Yells At Fan In Wheelchair To 'Stand Up' During Concert
Jesus might walk with you, Kanye, but the rapper learned on Friday night that fans of his who rely on wheelchairs might have a little difficulty doing so.
At his concert on Friday night in Sydney, Australia, implored audience members in the Quantas Credit Union Area to all stand up before he moved on to the next song. "Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and shit," the rapper said, nobody was excused from sitting down. Almost everybody complied, except for two fans in the arena who became the target of Kanye's admonishment. The crowd began to loudly boo their disapproval.
The first waved their prosthetic limb in the air to signal to Yeezy they had an excuse, to which the rapper told them, "OK, you fine," according to The Daily Beast.
The second fan was then singled out by West, which prompted him to complain, "This is the longest I've had to wait to do a song, it's unbelievable." The crowd tried gesturing to the rapper that the fan was actually in a wheelchair, but he did not get confirmation until his bodyguard walked into the crowd to make sure.
"He is in a wheelchair? It's fine!," West announced before going into a performance of "The Good Life."
As boneheaded and bad as the misunderstanding seems to be, it didn't seem as if Kanye meant any harm. Back in June, West gave his mic to a disabled fan at a concert in Austin when he noticed that fans had blocked his view from the second row. Those fans were probably standing the whole time.