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Kanye West Responds To Wheelchair Incident In New Rant



Kanye West says the media is demonizing him for telling a wheelchair-bound audience member to get on their feet and dance during his Sydney Yeezus concert this weekend.

During a Monday rant at his concert in Brisbane, Australia, the 37-year-old decided to point his criticism toward the media who he thinks should be covering more important issues like troops dying and police brutality. Kanye stopped his concert, per usual, and stated that he would rather talk directly to his fans from the stage and address what he thought about the whole situation, than put out a press release or tweet.

“They’ve got this thing where the want the masses, people who have never even heard one of my albums to read a headline that reads negative and to think that I am a bad person,” he stated. “I’m a married Christian man.”

“At my concerts I make sure that everybody has as good a time as possible,” he said about media headlines regarding the wheelchair debacle. “Pick a new target.”

Kanye reportedly did however pay more attention to his wheelchair-bound fans this time around. The Courier Mail, an Australian newspaper, reports that while getting fans to rise to their feet he stated, “Everybody who is not in a wheelchair or handicapped will stand up … If you can not prove to me that you are in a wheelchair you need to be standing, if you can it is okay to sit down.”

Take a look at Kanye’s Brisbane rant below:


Exclusive: Sorry, Folks, Diddy Did NOT Offer H&M Model A Contract



Last week rumors started circulating that Diddy had offered Liam Mango, the young model featured in the H&M ad a Sean John modeling contract. Unfortunately those reports, as sweet as they sound, aren’t true.

Diddy spoke to reporters backstage before a tapping of his new show The Four  and clarified what really happened.

“I didn’t actually offer a modeling contract to him I told my people to reach out to him so we could use him in the next shoot that we do,” he explained.  “But with that being said, I think that what we’re seeing is just a general insensitivity to how we feel you know. I think that H&M is going to feel the results of that.”

H&M has issued an official apology for featuring Mango on their website in a “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle” hoodie, saying in a statement : “We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top. The image has been removed from all online channels and the product will not be for sale in the United States. We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do and will be reviewing all our internal policies accordingly to avoid any future issues.”

After photos of the young boy hit the web, folks started speaking out against the retailer calling them racist and insensitive. But one person not feeling that way was Mango’s mother. She posted her thoughts Facebook questioning what all the fuss is about. “I really don’t understand but not coz am choosing not to but because it’s not my way of thinking, sorry.”

She and the boys father Terry Odhiambo have since had a change of heart appearing on ITV on Monday, saying they don’t think that there’s ever an “overreaction when it comes to racism”.

They also said they’ve had to move from their home in Sweden, and haven’t been able to live a normal life since the controversy started.

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