Kanye West stops Sydney show to demand fans 'stand up and dance!'...before he realises one is in a WHEELCHAIR and the other is waving their prosthetic limb at him
By PENELOPE KILBY and DANIEL VAN BOOM FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA and LUCY CHESTERTON FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
PUBLISHED: 20:56 EST, 12 September 2014 | UPDATED: 01:01 EST, 13 September 2014
He came under fire for demanding fans at his Melbourne show on Wednesday stand up 'unless y'all sitting down because y'all handicapped.'
But during the Yeezus tour in Sydney on Friday night, rapper Kanye West went a step further, stopping the whole show at Qantas Credit Union Arena when two seated fans wouldn't get to their feet - because they were in wheelchairs.
Fans at the performance confirmed the incident to Daily Mail Australia on Saturday after a series of Tweets about the moment 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.'
Rock star: Kanye West took the stage at Qantas Credit Union Arena on Friday night for his first Sydney show
Error: Kanye urged the crowd to dance before realising his mistake as a fan waved a protesthic limb at him
'Stand up and dance': Kanye urged two concertgoers to get up before realising they were in wheelchairs
An eyewitness told Daily Mail Australia Kanye had refused to perform until the crowd were on their feet, saying, 'I can't do this song, I can't do this show until everybody stand up.
'Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s**t.
'Imma see you if you ain't standing up, believe me, I'm very good at that.'
When the musician 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,' before sending bodyguard Pascal Duvier into the arena to check whether the person was in fact in a wheelchair- which they were.
'The crowd was also yelling that he was in a wheelchair but he waited for Pascal's confirmation,' the witness said, while others said the crowd made 'wheelchair motions' to alert the singer to his mistake.
'When he sent Pascal up there he said, 'He is in a wheelchair? It's fine!' the witness reported.
In his element: Kanye sported a loose vest which showcased his muscular physique as he took to the stage
Social slamming: The moment was soon broadcast by fans on Twitter who described the incident in detail
Realising his error: Kanye moved on when he realised his mistake, continuing the Sydney performance
Other witnesses wrote, 'Kanye made everyone stand up.... Bereted a dude for not standing up... Stopped the whole show... Turns out the dude was in a wheelchair.'
Another said, 'Kanye accidentally yelled at a dude in a wheelchair tonight.'
The 37 year-old artist was criticised for his comments at his Melbourne show at Rod Laver Arena earlier in the week, when midway through his song Good Life he went on one of his famous rants, demanding to know why the audience wasn't on their feet.
'I can't go on with this song if there's people in here sitting down unless y'all sitting down because y'all handicapped,' he said.
'Unless y'all have handicapped parking?'
Tribute: As he has in the past, Kanye dedicated part of his performance to his wife Kim by singing 'If you love somebody tonight, hold on real tight' repeatedly during the ending of hit song Runaway
Places to be! Kim was spotted exiting the stadium 20 minutes before the show ended
Fierce! Dressed in a form-fitting white ensemble with her favourite pair of black, Hermes heeled sandals, the queen of reality TV stunned on the night
However, in previous concerts Kanye has gone out of his way to assist disabled fans, in June asking his security to give a fan in a wheelchair his microphone as a gift.
'I was in the second row,' US fan 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.'
Although he didn't meet Kanye, he said the gesture at the show in Texas still 'means a lot to me. I don't know how to explain. It's just a humble experience.'
For his Sydney show, Kanye sported a loose vest which showcased his muscular physique as he owned the stage during throughout the night.
With a few metallic neck chains added to his ensemble, the Stronger rapper was certainly in his element for the sensational show that is part of his Yeezus tour Down Under.
And when Kim Kardashian arrived at husband Kanye West's Sydney concert on Friday, she certainly stepped out in style.
But it was the 33-year-old reality star's exit that has had people talking, after pint-sized Kim was spotted leaving her rapper beau's show at Qantas Credit Union Arena 20 minutes before the show ended.
Stylish: Arriving sans her baby girl North, Kim's ethereal-looking outfit hugged her every curve, starting with a white ribbed turtleneck
The support act: Kim was spotted arriving at the back door of the stadium where Kanye was headlining
Prior to her departure, likely in a bid to avoid traffic, Kim enjoyed a rock star performance from her husband of four months, during which he donned his signature onstage mask.
And Kim herself was certainly dressed to impress as she watched her man on stage.
Dressed in a form-fitting white ensemble with her favourite pair of black, Hermes heeled sandals, the queen of reality TV exuded sass and style.
Arriving sans her baby girl North, Kim's ethereal-looking outfit hugged her every curve, starting with a white ribbed turtleneck.
The skirt was a more avant garde affair and no doubt a look her superstar husband Kanye would love.
A textured cream pencil skirt with a wrap of the same fabric was layered to fall unevenly around her taut waist.
Ms. Yeezus! Kim posted a snap of herself backstage at Kanye's first Sydney show to Instagram
Beating the crowd: Rushing off before the fans, Kim strut her stuff as she left 20 minutes early
Quick wave: Kim acknowledged onlookers who spotted the star
After slipping into the Sydney stadium venue via the back door, Kim later posted a snap of herself backstage at Kanye's first Sydney show to Instagram - showing herself standing outside the music star's dressing room.
Like Yeezus' Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne dates, she enjoyed much of the show from the soundcheck stage between the mosh and seated area - leaving 20 minutes before its conclusion.
As he has in the past, Kanye dedicated part of his performance to his wife.
During a rendition of Runaway he asked the crowd 'how many people came here with someone they loved?' before singing 'if you love someone tonight, hold on real tight' repeatedly.
Still without a hair out of place, Kim was spotted exiting the Qantas Credit Union Arena and being guided into a car by her team of security near the end of the concert.
Not a hair out of place: Kim was guided into a car by a team of security as she left Qantas Credit Union Arena
Supporting her man: She enjoyed much of the show from a soundcheck spot near the audience's seated area
Earlier in the night Kim and her assistant popped into a trendy bar in Sydney's Darlinghurst to soak up some of the city's uber-cool night scene.
Arriving at Salon De The, Kim's assistant's outfit was a head-to-toe black ensemble with an edgy, rocker vibe - while the reality star was the picture of cream perfection.
Earlier in the night: Kim enjoyed some time out on the town, spotted at a Darlinghurst bar hours earlier
Gorgeous! Kim's skirt was a more avant garde affair and no doubt a look her superstar husband Kanye would love
Talking to The Project earlier on Friday night, Kim, 33, said that while her recent British GQ Woman Of The Year award was an honour, in the world of Kimye, she's bestowed that title every day.
'He makes me feel like Woman Of The Year every day,' she said, explaining how her husband treats her.
'He is really the most supportive person ever. We have a really good time together. He says, "let's treat each other like it's our birthday every day".'
Fashionista! Sans her baby girl, North, Kim's outfit hugged her famous curves
Chic: Kim was coy as she left the cool night spot in her designer look, looking like the Kim that got the cream
Girls' night out! The brunette beauty wore her luscious long chocolate tresses out
Radiant: The 33-year-old opted for bronze makeup tones and bold lashes for the night out on the town
Talking further to Ten Eyewitness News on Friday, Kim said her little girl North was 'mesmerised' by her superstar father, as she watched him onstage for the first time in her life during his Australian tour.
'I took her out at the first show when we landed here in Australia to watch from the side,' she said about the Perth show.
'It was the first time watching her daddy perform - she was mesmerised!'
Last Friday in Perth fans came to see Kanye but got more than they bargained for when his famous wife and made a last minute appearance with their daughter.
Centre of focus: Everyone wanted a piece of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star as she stepped out
Black and white: Kim and her assistant went for opposite ends of the monochrome spectrum with their looks
On the move: Kim had to weave through crowds of fans and photographers before climbing into a waiting car
Victory lap: After Kanye's concert in Sydney on Saturday, the couple will jet to Brisbane for the final shows
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Edited by bindy - Sep 13 2014 at 1:24am