Rapper Kanye West is addressing the fact that he asks everyone at his concerts to stand with a new rant.
On his last stop on the Australian Yeezus tour in Brisbane, the 37-year-old responded to the negative attention he received from his previous Sydney performance. On September 12, he told everyone in his Sydney audience to stand and didn't realize his remaining sitting audience members were in wheelchairs.
He couldn't believe that the entire audience was not standing so he took the time to make sure that everyone was standing for him. A woman waved her prosthetic leg, and it was confirmed that a man was in a wheelchair so Kanye continued his show.
At the Brisbane show on September 15, according to the Australian Newspaper, The Courier Mail, Kanye went on a rant and said that the media needs to "get a new target" and said the incident was "blown out of proportion."
Kanye also clarified the sitting versus standing protocol at this show but still asked for people to stand. He said, "Everybody who is not in a wheelchair or handicapped will stand up. If you can not prove to me that you are in a wheelchair you need to be standing, if you can it is okay to sit down."
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