You’ve probably heard about Kanye West’s recent fan interaction by now. West was in the middle of a concert at the Qantas Credit Union Arena in Sydney, Australia and wanted everyone to stand, particularly during the song “Good Life.” When that didn’t happen, things got a bit awkward. From The Independent:
Kanye told the crowd: “I can’t do this show until everybody stand up. Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s**t.”
While most stood up, Kanye spotted two people still seated and called on them to get to their feet, refusing to carry on with the show.
It was only when one fan waved her prosthetic limb in the air that the rapper realised his mistake and quickly said “Okay, you fine.”
He then focused his attention on the second fan, who was in a wheelchair, and refused to continue with his song “Good Life” until it was confirmed the man could not stand.
I’m sure you can see the problem here and realize where the outrage comes from. It’s embarrassing to have such a bright spotlight shined in your direction, especially when you can’t exactly help the situation. I guess West is just really intense when it comes to standing.
Now I’ve read at least four different accounts of what happened at this point, one even has it happening in Melbourne, and the actual details are more jacked up than a Palin family brawl. Luckily there’s video of this incident, so we don’t have to speculate what happened. We can see it.