Justin Bieber storms off stage after urging fans to stop screaming: 'Obviously Manchester can't handle it'

The singer grew irritated at fans for screaming in the break between songs

Maya Oppenheim
Monday 24 October 2016 09:00
Justin Bieber drops mic and storms off stage in Manchester

Justin Bieber is famed for his somewhat preposterous requests and diva outbursts. From the time he reprimanded fans for not clapping to his satisfaction to the time he stormed off stage after a fan spilt water on the stage, the 22-year-old Canadian pop singer has exhibited his demanding side on more occasion than one.

In another dramatic gesture, Bieber has now stormed off stage in Manchester after demanding fans to stop screaming in the gaps between songs.

When the devoted legion of Bieblers gathered in the crowd refused to hold their tongues and stop screaming, he dropped his microphone and exited the stage, prompting some fans to boo.

After returning to the stage after a brief hiatus, the singer went so far as to suggest Manchester could not “handle it".

“I appreciate all the support, I appreciate love I appreciate the kind things,” Bieber said while performing at the last of three shows in Manchester as part of his Purpose world tour.

“But the screaming in these breaks has got to stop. Please and thank you,” he continued. “I don't think it's necessary when I'm trying to say something and you guys are screaming.”

After Bieber stormed off stage, he later returned to explain his abrupt exit.

“I feel like I wanna connect with you,” he said. ”The point of the no screaming thing is that when I'm looking at you in the eyes you know that we're actually having a moment and having a connection.”

He told the crowd they were “awesome” but after realising fans continued to scream he announced he was going to stop talking.

“I'm not going to talk the rest of the night. We're just going to do the music. Obviously Manchester just can't handle it so let's do the music.”

“The reason why I was getting upset earlier was because I travelled across the whole world to come here …. I dedicate my life to performing and dedicate my life to trying to bring smiles to people's faces,” Beiber also said.

“I feel that people were just not giving me the same respect back and it hurts a little bit so that's why”.

Dozens of fans tweeted about the incident. “I can confirm Justin bieber got booed off the stage at Manchester due to him complaining about crowd screaming. What an absolute tool,” said one.

“Sooooo Justin Bieber just asked everyone here to stop screaming. People started booing - he's thrown his mic and walked off stage,” chipped in another.

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