The rapper was criticised after stopping one of his concerts to wait for a fan to get on their feet, before realizing they were in a wheelchair.
Kanye said he wouldn’t continue until every single fan was on their feet, adding only those with “a handicap pass and special parking” were exempt. He then sent his bodyguard to check whether audience members who weren’t standing were disabled. One concert goer waved a prosthetic limb, while another was in a wheelchair.
Now Kim has spoken up about the incident. Alongside a video from Kanye’s last show, she wrote, “What an amazing Australian tour! It’s frustrating that something so awesome could be clouded by lies in the media.
“Kanye never asked anyone in a wheel chair to stand up & the audience videos show that. He asked for everyone to stand up & dance UNLESS they were in a wheel chair. #JustWantedEveryoneToHaveAFunNight #TheMediaTwistsThings.”
Kanye himself spoke about the incident during his final concert in Australia on Monday night.
Addressing the crowd in Brisbane, the musician said, “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…to somehow read a headline that reads negative and to think I’m a bad person or something.”
He later added, “Take a step back for a second and look at this – I’m a married Christian man with a family. At my concerts I make sure everybody has good of a time as possible, so all this demonizing me, it ain’t going to work after a while.
“Pick a new target, pick a new target ’cause I’m not one of these dumb a** artists that you’re used to.”