Kanye West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, is defending her husband against the media frenzy sparked by his antics at a recent concert in Sydney. Kardashian posted a video on Instagram of an excerpt of West’s September 12 concert, calling it a success yet lamenting the way the media reacted to an incident involving disabled fans that happened that night.
The full text of Kardahian’s caption for the video read: “What an amazing Australian tour! Its 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.”
The incident Kadashian referred to happened at Sydney’s Qantas Credit Union Arena, where West held a concert. Before launching into his song “Good Life,” West requested everyone in the audience that night stand up. He noticed two fans who weren’t standing up and waited until his staff could verify that they were disabled before continuing his show.
Here’s what apparently happened
West took heat for the move, but defended himself at his Brisbane show on Monday, saying he was a victim of exaggerated headlines. “Welcome to today’s news, ladies and gentlemen. We’ve got Americans getting killed on TV. We have kids being killed every weekend in Chicago. We have unarmed people being killed by police officers … It makes you just want to reflect on what are the things that are a little bit more sensationalized about this,” he told the crowd in Brisbane as part of a five-minute rant.
He also suggested that the media find a new target and explained that he was just making sure that his fans had as much fun as possible during his concert when the incident happened.