Kanye West interrupts concert to call out a wheelchair-bound fan

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By CHELSEA HUANG

Kanye West halted his show on Friday night in Sydney, Australia until the entire audience was on their feet. What he didn't realize was one of his audience members had a prosthetic leg and another was restricted to a wheelchair -- so they could not physically stand up, according to The Daily Beast.

"I can't do this show until everybody stand up," the rapper, 37, said at the Qantas Credit Union Arena. "Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and shit."

The majority of the audience did as he said, according to Fox News, but West spotted two fans who were still seated. In an uncomfortable foot-in-the-mouth moment, he called them both out.


Kanye West Stops Concert After Fan In Wheelchair Doesn't Stand Up
Kanye West Stops Concert After Fan In Wheelchair Doesn't Stand Up


One of the fans allegedly waves his prosthetic leg at him, and West gave him the OK to remain seated, according to Buzzfeed. While waiting for the other, West lamented, "This is the longest I've had to wait to do a song. It's unbelievable."

What's more unbelievable is that he had his bodyguard physically make his way to the wheelchair-bound audience member to confirm that he was, in fact, in a wheelchair.

Despite the incident, it's worth noting that at a concert in July, West sent a gift to Elliot Briones, a fan at his show, after he noticed the boy was in a wheelchair and had a hard time seeing the stage, according to ABC News.

"I was in the second row," Briones told E! News. "There were a lot of people blocking me, and Kanye noticed. Kanye told the security guard to give me the mic."

While many onlookers reacted negatively to the most recent incident, some say it was more light-hearted "crowd patter."


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