Kanye West refuses to sing, orders disabled fans to stand up
Nobody tells Kanye West what to do, but he can certainly tell fans.The rapper caused a commotion Friday night after stopping his concert in Sydney, Australia, because some fans wouldn’t stand up at the show.The reason why they wouldn’t stand is because they couldn’t — one had a prosthetic limb, another was in a wheelchair.The rapper refused to continue singing until everyone in the audience was standing, a YouTube video shows.
“I decided I can’t do this song – I can’t do the rest of this show – until everybody stand up,” West told the crowd. “I’m going to see you if you ain’t standing up, believe me.”
West continued to survey the crowd to spot people sitting, even asking audience members to find people sitting down.
“This is the longest I’ve had to wait to do a song,” he complained while he waited. “It’s unbelievable.”
Unfortunately, some fans getting booed by the crowd for not standing weren’t physically able to.
“Y’all want to stand up or y’all want to get removed?” West continued.
Shortly after, West realized one fan he was demanding to stand had a prosthetic limb and another was in a wheelchair.
One of the singled out fans even waved a prosthetic limb in the air, the Daily Beast reported.
West sent bodyguard Pascal Duvier into the stands to check that the fan in the wheelchair was in fact disabled.
“Now if he’s in a wheelchair, then it’s fine,” West said.
When the bodyguard confirmed it, West started singing again. A four-minute clip of the incident uploaded onto YouTube on Saturday has already received more than 20,000 views and hundreds of comments.
“Yeezus! He made a mistake, give him a break,” one user commented on the video.“Even if they hadn’t been disabled, it’s arrogant to demand everyone stands up at your concert,” another responded.
Don’t worry about Yeezus, though. He probably still thinks he’s “the greatest.”