Audience member in wheelchair crowd surfs at Kanye West concert

Posted Sep 22, 2014 by Alexa Spieler
A week after instructing two handicapped audience members to stand up during concert, Kanye West watched a man in a wheelchair crowd surf at his concert last night, in Chicago.
Kanye West at Øyafestivalen  2011
Kanye West at Øyafestivalen, 2011
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The act of redemption, where the man in the wheelchair crowd surfed at the West performance, took place at Common's AAHH! Festival, according to Gawker. Video footage doesn't display West acknowledging the fan, but the connection between the earlier incident and the crowd surfing incident remains irrefutable.
At his performance in Australia, earlier this month, West paused his show, in order to tell two handicapped audience members to stand up. The incident occurred while West was performing a show at the Quantas Credit Union Arena in Sydney, according to an earlier Digital Journal article.
As soon as the online community took hold of and noticed the incident involving West, he didn't offer an apology, but rather took it as an opportunity at his following performance to subsequently rant about the media. When responding to the wheelchair incident, West revealed, "Because they've got this thing where they want the masses—people who've never heard my albums—to somehow read a headline that reads negative, and think that I'm a bad person or something. I'm not judging, I'm just going to tell you who I am. I'm a married, Christian man."
The rant in its entirety can be viewed here.