When you truly believe you’re some transcendent being worthy of worship and praise even though your omnipresence is called into question because you married a Kardashian and routinely say really dumb shit, you might believe you have the power to make wheelchair-bound people stand up and dance to one of your shitty song. You know, like Kanye West did TWICE at concerts in Australia this weekend.
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.
It really is hard to wrap your mind around this level of narcissism and complete lack or perspective on oneself, but please understand that Kanye West only pulls his head out of his own ass long enough to stick it up Kim’s, so it might be a little difficult for him to understand that if crippled people could walk, they’d probably walk by the arena. They got rolled there against their will.