By Robyn Collins
Pop star Justin Bieber made headlines during his recent UK tour when he urged fans to stop screaming. The second time, he dropped the mic and left the stage at his Manchester, England show on Oct. 23.
The singer had repeatedly asked fans to be quiet and listen to what he was saying between songs, but his words kept getting drowned out by the crowd. When he tried to explain himself the audience emphatically denied his request so Bieber stopped performing. On Saturday (Oct. 29) the beleaguered Bieber posted, then removed a note on social media explaining his actions, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The note 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.
“There’s going to be times where I say the wrong thing, because I’m human,” he continued. “There’s times when I get upset… 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.”
The Grammy-winner insisted any assumptions that he stormed offstage because he was “angry” at fans are false. “All I was simply doing was wanting people to listen; to kind of hear me out a little bit,” he wrote. “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.'”
Here's where Justin Bieber got boo'd tonight for asking fans to not scream and walked off stage 😞… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…—
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