Rappers get a lot of grief: they’re routinely accused of criminality, drug abuse and misogyny. But one thing you cannot say is that rappers are insensitive to the disabled. Except, of course, when that’s exactly what they are. Kanye West loves his fans, especially when they get involved in his shows. In fact, he really needs them to get involved, as he recently demonstrated at a concert in Sydney, Australia. West stopped proceedings and asked that fans stand up during his song ‘Good Life.’ “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 said, proving that.
While most people in the crowd happily stood up, Kanye spotted two people still seated and called on them to get to their feet, refusing to carry on with the show. It was only when one fan waved her prosthetic limb in the air that the rapper realised his mistake and quickly said “Okay, you fine.” He then focused his attention on the second fan, who was in a wheelchair, and refused to continue with the song until it was confirmed the man could not stand. Does this incident make Kanye a stand-up guy?