Kanye West Calls Out Fan in Wheelchair For Not Standing Up at Concert. Ugh.
Kanye West is a giant douchecanoe. So many antics, so little accountability and people got so many excuses for him (he’s a genius. He’s misunderstood. He lost his mother). The latest in a long list of “WTF, Kanye?” is what happened at a concert he had on Friday in Sydney, Australia.
After Kanye wrapped “Good Life” he stopped and told everyone to get on their feet before he goes on to the next song. He scans the arena and finds 2 people who are still seated. The crowd boos and chants “stand up, stand up” while Kanye zeroes in on the pair. Not shown in the video but it’s said that one of the people had a prosthetic limb and she waved it to show Kanye.
Watch the video below.
Ye says “This is the longest I’ve had to wait to do this song. It’s unbelievable.” What’s unbelievable is this God complex he has. Sorry that the person in a wheelchair can’t heal himself fast enough for you, Lord West!
That is followed by “If he is in a wheelchair, then it’s fine.” He then asks the section if he’s really in a wheelchair. They all yell “YES.” That is when he believes it and keeps going with the concert. 1 minute and 45 seconds after he stopped. One long minute and forty-five seconds of complete insensitivity.
First of gahtdamb all, if I paid my good money to come to a concert, it is my prerogative to glue my yansh to my seat and not move. Why do I need to come to something that I paid for to be entertained just to be on my feet? What part of the game is that? If all I wanna do is listen to your music, take a nap, file my nails, IT IS MY RIGHT! I paid.
This is why I don’t do concerts unless it’s the kind where I’m sitting down, theater style. I just wanna jam in my seat and ain’t nobody gon insist that my grown ass get up. I DON’T WANT TO. Talmbout he can’t go on unless everyone is standing. Well I guess we’re all just gonna be looking at each other in silence for some time, then. I don’t mind.
It’s like Steve Harvey said on Kings of Comedy. Rap concerts take too much work for people in the audience. All them instructions. “Stand up.” “Scream.” “Wave your hands in the air.” ALL THIS CARDIO! You entertain me. “Motherfucker I paid $32.50. YOU SCREAM.” Shit.
Then for Kanye to insist on pointing people out who refuse to get up is just hella presumptuous of him. He clearly ASSUMES that everyone is able so I understand he wasn’t being malicious. But it is in that assumption that the problem lies. He didn’t even consider that there might be people who can’t physically get up upon demand.
What was the most cringe-worthy was the fact that Kanye made the audience wait so his team could verify that these 2 people were indeed disabled. One of the people seated had a prosthetic limb and the other was in a wheelchair. They already have to move around in a world that doesn’t always consider their needs. As if they don’t have to deal with being stared at everyday for being disabled. Or talked down to. At the concert, Kanye further other-ed them when he had thousands of people staring and waiting for them to prove that they are different. That is humiliating. “Prove to me that you are not able.” That’s some boolsheet.
Would they like to stand up? Maybe or maybe not. Can they? Nope. Why do they need to prove this? Who the hell is Kanye and what bold horse did he ride in on? You dustrocket. So much nerve! I don’t see the excuse for this.
In 10 years, some folks are still gonna be like “well you know Kanye lost his mother.” Yes. He did. That was really tragic and I feel for him (and anyone else who has lost theirs). However, that is not a “Get Out of Asshole Behavior Forever Free” Card. How long before we start insisting that maybe Kanye is just a jerk who refuses to do better? Is it ok to point out that maybe Kanye is just an immature, pompous, overly entitled and spoiled “genius” whose music is no longer even good enough to excuse this behavior? Even if it’s not, I’m still gon say it.
Worry about yourself, Kanye! Maybe if you moved people enough through your music and performance, you won’t have to insist that the only people who can stay seated are those who are LITERALLY unable to stand up. Handing out petty ultimatums to folks who paid to see him rap. Chile, bye.
Someone needs to gather Kanye because he is perpetually doing the most with the least now. Mr. Kardashian-West is officially a nuisance.