No, Kanye West didn't refuse to rap until fan in wheelchair stood up

Matthew Champion@matthewchampion
Sunday 14 September 2014 11:50
Celebrities

This weekend Kanye West has been stung by headlines that he refused to carry on rapping at a concert in Australia unless everyone stood up - even if they were in wheelchairs.

As TMZ put it:

Apart from the fact that he, uh didn't.

Amateur footage from the gig at Sydney's Qantas Credit Union Arena (catchy name), shows Kanye saying to the crowd: "I can't do this song if there's anybody in here sitting down.

"Unless you're handicapped. I need you to pull out your handicapped parking slip right now."

As TMZ itself buried at the bottom of its story: "We also spoke with someone in the crowd ... and they say Kanye clearly didn't mean to offend - the whole thing is just being blown out of proportion."

So there you have it, there are plenty of reasons to dislike Kanye West, but this isn't one of them.

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