If Kanye West’s Australian tour is any indication, he and his wife, Kim Kardashian, are in their own world. After it was reported that West told the audience he wouldn’t be performing until everyone stood up, including a man in a wheelchair, Kardashian has come to his defense.
Kim K posted a video on Instagram on Tuesday, Sept. 16 (because when does she say anything without posting a selfie of some sort?), along with a statement about the incident.
“What an amazing Australian tour! Its frustrating that something so awesome could be clouded by lies in the media,” she said. “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.”
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What an amazing Australian tour! Its frustrating that something so awesome could be clouded by lies in the media. 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
According to the Los Angeles Times, everything started over the weekend when West took to the stage during his Australian tour and told the audience, “I can’t do this song, I can’t do the rest of this show until everybody stands up. Unless you got a handicapped pass with special parking…”
West seemed to get upset there were people in the crowd not standing up, which included a man in a wheelchair and a woman with a prosthetic leg. He reportedly told them to stand up or “be removed.”
“This is the longest I’ve had to wait to do this song. It’s unbelievable,” West added.
But it appears West did eventually see what was going on and said, “He in a wheelchair there? Only if he’s in a wheelchair.”
But West also attempted to defend himself the next day, blaming the incident on the media.
“Welcome to today’s news, ladies and gentlemen,” he said. “We’ve got Americans getting killed on TV. We have kids being killed every weekend in Chicago. We have unarmed people being killed by police officers. It makes you just want to reflect on what are the things that are a little bit more sensationalized about this.”