Last Friday Kayne West asked all of his fans to stand before he could perform his next song. When he was told by the shouting crowd that two of the fans he was yelling at were disabled—one of them waving their prosthetic leg in the air as proof—he stopped the entire concert and asked his security to confirm the claim, saying that the only people exempt from his command were those with a handicapped pass and free parking.
It is reported that he asked some concertgoers to show their handicap passes and told his audience that “everybody who is not in a wheelchair or handicapped will stand up. If you cannot prove to me that you are in a wheelchair you need to be standing, if you can it is okay to sit down.”
Kayne’s wife Kim Kardashian defended her husband on Instagram:
Kanye never asked anyone in a wheel chair to stand up & the audience videos show that. He asked for everyone to stand up & dance UNLESS they were in a wheel chair. #JustWantedEveryoneToHaveAFunNight #TheMediaTwistsThings.
There are no rules saying that fans need to be able to stand to enjoy a Kanye West concert, so the question is why West felt the need to go to that level of humiliation just to make a statement about people rising for his performance.