Justin Bieber addresses his storming off stage in Manchester incident: 'People tend to want to shut you down'

'Certain people ... Certain cities aren't going to want to hear me out,' says the singer

Maya Oppenheim
Sunday 30 October 2016 11:33
Justin Bieber storms off stage in Manchester - then returns to explain himself

From the time he scolded fans for not clapping to his satisfaction to the time he said he hoped Anne Frank would have been a Beibeler, Justin Bieber has sparked anger among fans for a diverse range of mishaps in his time.

Most recently, the 22-year-old singer prompted anger among some fans after he stormed off stage in Manchester after demanding the crowd to stop screaming in the gaps between songs. After returning to the stage last Monday, the singer went so far as to suggest Manchester could not “handle it”.

“The screaming in these breaks has got to stop,” Bieber said before his dramatic departure. “Please and thank you. I don't think it's necessary when I'm trying to say something and you guys are screaming.”

Upon his return to the stage, he said: “I feel that people were just not giving me the same respect back and it hurts a little bit so that's why”.

Bieber has now penned a letter to fans explaining his rather abrupt departure mid-show.

“People tend to want to shut you down,” he wrote on Twitter. “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.“

Justin Bieber storms off stage in Manchester - then returns to explain himself

He said that comments which implied he was "angry" with his fans and didn't want them to scream were false. Instead, he just said he wanted fans to listen to him.

“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.'”

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