Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber has been quite testy with his fans during concerts lately. The teen heartthrob dropped his microphone and walked off stage after begging fans to stop screaming between songs during an October 23 concert in Manchester, England. He had similar crowd issues a week before that in Birmingham as well.
Bieber said his abrupt departure from the stage during a recent concert in England was an act of frustration and not anger as his screaming fans made it difficult to connect with them.
"There's going to be times where you know I say the wrong thing because I'm human and I don't pretend to be perfect ... I'm not a robot," the 22-year-old singer told fans in Glasgow over the weekend while on his "Purpose" tour.
"There's going to be times when I get upset, going to be times when I get angry, there's times when I'm going to be frustrated, but I'm always going to be myself on this stage ... All I was simply doing was wanting people to listen; to kind of hear me out a little bit," Bieber said, also posting his address to social media.
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Here's the text version of what Bieber said:
"People tend to want to shut you down. What I mean by that is people try to twist things, some people don’t want to listen. But I simply feel like, if I didn’t use this platform to say how I truly feel, and if I didn’t use this platform to be the man that I know I am and speak from what’s in my heart, then I’m doing myself injustice, and I’m not doing anybody in this audience any justice.”
“I don’t pretend to be perfect and I hope to God that, you know, I don’t say the right thing all the time because if that was the case then I’d be a robot. And I’m just, I’m not a robot.”
“There [are] times when I get upset, times when I get angry. There [are] times when I’m going to be frustrated, but I’m always going to be myself on this stage."
“When people try to twist things and say, ‘Justin’s angry at his fans. He doesn’t want his fans to scream’ that’s not at all what I was doing. All I was simply doing was wanting people to listen; to kind of hear me out a little bit. Certain people, certain cities aren’t going to want to hear me out, and, you know, sometimes it’s my job to just say, ‘Hey, I’m not going to try to force anything.’”
With Reuters inputs