The self-confidence that Kanye West went into super-overdrive last Friday, according to reports, as the Roc Nation performer managed to piss off concertgoers and insult two differently-abled individuals.
West, 37, was in Sydney, Australia performing songs from his healthy catalog when he stopped rapping and wouldn’t continue until the entire audience was standing and dancing. Unfortunately, the Grammy award-winning talent hadn’t counted on two audience members having a prosthetic leg or being confined to a wheelchair.
According to the YouTube video, which you can watch below, the concertgoers witnessed as ‘Ye told his adorning masses that “I can’t do this show until everybody stands up.” “Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s–t.” Fans in attendance all yelled at their rapping superhero that there were those who wouldn’t be able to do as requested and that he should continue on with the show.
The female with the peg-leg waved her prosthetic in the air for Kanye to see, to which he then kindly continued to perform. Almost instantaneously, Yeezus told his flock of supporters that he wouldn’t go on after he saw there remained a single seated fan. “This is the longest I’ve had to wait to do a song, it’s unbelievable,” he said after halting “Good Life”. Eventually, Kanye sent over a bodyguard to check if the fan was actually confined to a wheelchair.
While a man named Pascal went out into the crowd to investigate, others were making “wheelchair motions” to alert the singer to his mistake. The My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy songwriter finally got word that the person was indeed in a wheelchair, Yeezus went back to performing his hits for his converted audience. Yet, all in all, the whole thing was cringe inducing.
Watch it all unfold in front of your eyes in the clip below:
SOURCE: New York Daily News