Living his life in the public eye, Kanye West seems able to cause headlines by switching his trainers.
Currently on tour in Australia, an awkward moment during a set in Sydney last week caused immense consternation.
If headlines were to be believed, Kanye West "shamed" wheelchair users by demanding they stand up during his set. Footage has now emerged, and - while it is a little uncomfortable - there's certainly no shaming here. In fact, at one point Kanye West even tells the crowd: "if he’s in a wheelchair, that’s fine."
Clearly irked by the negative press, Kanye West addressed the issue during a show in Brisbane. "Welcome to today’s news, ladies and gentlemen. We got Americans getting killed on TV, we have kids getting killed every week in Chicago, we have unarmed people being killed by police officers, and we have Kanye West with an ice cream cone."
"They got this thing where they want the masses, people who never even heard one of my albums, to somehow read a headline that reads negative and to think I’m a bad person or something," he said. "I’m a married Christian man with a family — at my concerts, I make sure everybody has as good of a time as possible. So all of this demonising me, it ain’t going to work after a while... Pick a new target, because I’m not one of those dumb-ass artists you’re used to."
Check out a video of this monologue below.