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Kanye West halts concert after disabled fans refuse to stand up

Kanye briefly halted a concert in Australia on Friday after two fans – one in a wheelchair; the other with a prosthetic limb – failed to stand up for him

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Kanye West briefly halted a concert in Australia on Friday after two fans – one in a wheelchair; the other with a prosthetic limb – failed to stand up for him, The Independent newspaper reported.

Kanye, who is in Australia for his Yeezus tour with wife Kim Kardashian at his side, stopped the show in Sydney and demanded concertgoers all stood and danced.

“I can’t do this show until everybody stand up. Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s**t,” he reportedly told the crowd.

While the majority at the music gig complied with the request, Kanye spotted two fans still in their seat and called on them to get to their feet, refusing to carry on with the show.

The rapper later realized his mistake and quickly said “Okay, you fine” when one of the two waved her prosthetic limb in the air.

The rapper then shifted his attention to the second fan, who, unbeknown to Kanye, was in a wheelchair, and said he would not launch into his song until it was confirmed the man could not stand up.

Concert-goers were quoted by the Daily Mail Australia that members of the audience were apparently trying to signal to Kanye that the fan was wheelchair-bound.

According to witnesses, Kanye asked his bodyguard: “He is in a wheelchair? It’s fine!” before continuing his song, “Good Life,” reported the Huffington Post.

Video footage uploaded by Peter Galbriath on YouTube apparently from the concert on Friday shows the incident unfolding.

A spokesperson for Kanye West is yet to respond to request for comment, the Independent reported.

During his concert in Melbourne earlier in the week, Kanye had reportedly also demanded the whole crowd be on their feet “unless y’all sitting down because y’all handicapped ... unless y’all have handicapped parking.”
A spokesperson for Kanye West is yet to respond to request for comment, the Independent reported.