In what certain outlets have characterized as a "rant," Kanye West responded to media publications (like ours) that reported he told a fan in a wheelchair to "stand up" at one of his concerts. His response? "I'm a married, Christian man... pick another target."

You can watch the entirety of the speech from his last concert in Sydney, Australia above, but here's the gist:

What I want you to do is I want you to run the video everyone's talking about where I so-called screamed at somebody and everything. I want you to run that, right, since this is such big media-press-news and everything that obviously they trying to demonize me for. It's like, "Welcome to today's news, ladies and gentlemen." We've got Americans getting killed on TV, kids getting killed every weekend in Chicago, unarmed people getting killed by police officers…

…It makes you just want to reflect on what are the things that are a little bit more sensationalized than others. ... 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.

He doesn't get more specific than that, but he does note that even though he's talking about marriage, he's no Ben Affleck at the Oscars: "Anyone here that's married or that's in a relationship knows that there's enough things working against you. I'm not going to make one of them Ben Affleck statements and shit." Fair enough.

[Ht Daily Beast]