Kanye West Defends Himself Against Wheelchair Controversy at Australia Concert [VIDEO]
Yeezus can do many things, but making the wheelchair-bound stand for the sake of turning up isn't one of them.
Kanye West got caught up in some controversy over the weekend when he stopped his show in Australia and accidentally called out two handicapped attendees for not standing up. In typical 'Ye fashion, he defended himself during a show at Brisbane, Australia on Monday (Sept. 15).
The rapper, who's been outspoken against the media, used the coverage of his actions as an example of how reporters try to sensationalize his actions.
"It's like, 'Welcome to today's news ladies and gentlemen, we got Americans getting killed on TV, kids getting killed every weekend in Chicago, we have unarmed people being killed by police officers, and we have Kanye West buying ice cream -- and also that squirrel can jet ski," West says. "You know it makes you just want to reflect on the things that are a little more sensationalized than others. I want to take this platform.
"If I didn't have this last concert maybe I would have tweeted or something. Maybe I would have put a statement with a publicist, but I can talk directly to you, my fans, because they got this thing where they want the masses, the people who have never even heard one of my albums to somehow read a headline that reads negative and to think I'm a bad person or something. But the thing is, I'm not judging anybody, but I'm going to tell you who I am: I'm a married Christian man."
The show is actually the last in a short Australian tour that saw him rocking a new haircut and being rushed to the hospital. But now that that's out the way, West can focus on putting out new music for the fall.