Video: Kanye West Won't Resume Concert Until Fans in Wheelchairs Stand Up
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The rapper finally continues his show at Sydney's Qantas Credit Union Arena after receiving confirmation that fans who remain seated are handicapped.

AceShowbiz - %cKanye West% had an embarrassing moment when he brought his tour to Sydney, Australia recently. The rapper was about to perform the next song on his setlist when he told the crowd who packed the city's Qantas Credit Union Arena to stand up. He then halted the concert when noticing that there were still a few fans who remained seated.

"I decided I can't do this song, I can't do the rest of the show until everybody stands up. Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s**t," West said. He kept telling people to stand up and some fans started to boo two people who were still sitting.

"It's literally two people left," he said. "There's two people left. They don't want to stand up. This is the longest I've had to wait to do a song. It's unbelievable."

It took West long enough to find out that those who didn't stand up were actually sitting in wheelchairs. After someone confirmed the fans were handicapped, he said, "Now if he is in a wheelchair, then it's fine," and continued his performance.

Some people criticized West's action after the incident made headlines. However, a source told PEOPLE that the whole thing's being blown out of proportion. "There was no malicious intent to offend," the source said. "Anyone that has been to a Kanye concert knows that he asks for crowd participation."

The site noted that West once gave a wheelchair-bond fan at his Austin concert his mic as a consolation after the disabled young man had difficulty seeing the stage.

West is so close to wrapping up his "Yeezus" tour. He's scheduled to play the last show on the tour at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Monday, September 15.

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