Kanye West pretty much guaranteed he won’t be getting the Mr. Sensitivity Award this year, after stopping one of his concerts and exhorting two fans to join the crowd standing up — even though one was in a wheelchair and the other had a prosthetic limb.
The rapper halted midway through his show at Quantas Credit Union Arena in Sydney Friday night because two fans weren’t standing. He told the crowd to stand for the next song “unless you got a handicap pass where you get special parking and s—.”
He appeared stunned that the two people weren’t standing and dispatched a member of his security team to check out the problem.
“This is the longest I’ve had to wait to do the song — it’s unbelievable,” West lamented. Finally, after several minutes and much cajoling, he seemed to become convinced that the duo really couldn’t stand.
“You say it’s a wheelchair?” West asked one more time before finally launching into his next song.
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