Kanye West’s Sydney concert ‘wheelchair rant’: Here’s what really happened:
Having just performed one of his most ebullient hits, All Of The Lights,
West was just about to launch into another feel-good anthem when he
took a moment to tell the few remaining fans left not standing in the
arena that they should join the fun.
was a Friday night show, and most people in the arena — many no doubt
buoyed by a few after-work drinks on the way to the show — were already
dancing. Kanye had a message for those not yet swept up in the
atmosphere: join the party.
There was one caveat to his demand, which he specified when pointing out two seated people in particular.
two people left that ain’t standing up,” he says. “Now if he’s in a
wheelchair, then that’s fine. He in a wheelchair? OK.”