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Kanye West may want to think twice the next time he forces everyone at his shows to get on their feet.
The notoriously prickly rapper performed a concert at Qantas Credit Union Arena in Sydney on Friday and halted the show because two fans weren’t standing up. One of the fans was in a wheelchair, and one had a prosthetic limb, but West didn’t appear to believe this.
The incident began when West stopped the concert and asked everyone in attendance to stand for the next song “unless you got a handicap pass where you get special parking and shit,” he told the crowd.
He boasted about being able to spot anyone in the audience who wasn’t standing, which is when he noticed the two fans who were still seated. West waited for them to stand and even asked the crowd whether the two people should be forced to move seats. Members of the crowd started chanting for them to stand.
The rapper continued to be incredulous that the two weren’t standing and sent over a member of his security team to assess the situation. “This is the longest I’ve had to wait to do the song — it’s unbelievable,” West lamented.
Finally, after repeated questioning from the rapper, he was satisfied with the fans’ reason for not standing. “You say it’s cool, it’s a wheelchair?” West asked one more time before finally launching into the song.
See video of the incident below.
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