During his show in Melbourne on Wednesday, rapper Kanye West wanted all his fans to stand up.
And during his concert in Sydney on Friday, he was at it again, Daily Mail Australia reported.
This time, though, he took it a bit further. He stopped the entire show because two fans couldn't get to their feet. The reason: They were in wheelchairs.
West, 37, married to reality star Kim Kardashian, told the crowd that he can't do the show "until everybody stand up".
Tweets from fans at the concert flooded social media, with one saying: "He wanted the crowd to stand up and couldn't see why they were seated. Once it clicked that they couldn't, he started the song."
An eyewitness told Daily Mail Australia that West refused to perform until the crowd were on their feet, saying, "Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s***.
When he saw a concertgoer waving a prosthetic limb to explain why they weren't dancing, he acknowledged them, saying: "Okay, you fine!"
But when another fan remained seated, he stopped the song Good Life, saying, "This is the longest I've had to wait to do a song, it's unbelievable."
He then sent his bodyguard to check if the person was actually in a wheelchair.
"The crowd was also yelling that he was in a wheelchair but he waited for the bodyguard's confirmation," a witness was quoted as saying. Other eye witnesses said the crowd made "wheelchair motions" to alert the singer to his mistake.
In a previous concert, however, West went out of his way to assist a disabled fan.
In June, he asked his security guard to give a fan in a wheelchair his microphone as a gift. "I was in the second row," American Eliiot Briones told E! News.
"There were a lot of people blocking me, and Kanye noticed. Kanye told the security guard to give me the mic."
This article was first published on Sep 14, 2014.
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