Kanye West deigning to perform.
Doesn't your heart just go out to Kanye West? All he's trying to do is live a dope life and do dope shit, but everybody's always trying to drag him down. And by everybody, I mean everybody! You, me, famous photographers who turn down offers to shoot his wedding like it's a fashion show, professional comedians who refuse to treat him with the solemn reverence owed to even the humblest of demigods. And now even the handicapped are ganging up on him.
During his performance in Australia last night, West was forced to stop the show twice due to a couple of people who just couldn't bother to stop being handicapped long enough to stand up and show the hip-hop star the respect he deserves.
After informing the Sydney audience that he would refuse to continue the performance unless every single person in the stadium was on their feet—telling them 'Imma see you if you ain't standing up, believe me, I'm very good at that'*—he was magnanimous enough to give one guy a pass after the dude took off his prosthetic limb and waved it above the crowd.
But then he had to stop the show again. The Daily Mail explains:
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.
Since this guy checked out, West did decide to go on with the show. And when you think about it, that really shows what a chill guy he is. He could have simply walked off stage until everybody grew back their limbs and became sufficiently ambulatory.
But, no! He went on with the show. Because he just keeps giving!
* Of course he is! He's good at everything!
(by Dennis DiClaudio)