Justin Bieber had another meltdown of sorts during a performance on his Purpose World Tour in Manchester, England Sunday night, E News reports. Having had enough with fans screaming in between songs, Bieber addressed his overzealous Belieber’s sincerely to please calm down.
After the crowd seemed to ignore what the singer was saying, he dropped the mic and walked off stage, only to return a minute later to again sincerely address the crowd and explain that he wanted fans to tone it down a bit so he can connect with them more. As fans still screamed, Bieber went on to say that he won’t talk anymore and that he is just gonna play music because the crowd can’t handle it.
The pop star had the same thing happen to him in Birmingham days earlier, and had to address the crowd about their noise level, asking them if they could relax for two seconds. He also said to the crowd that he is two feet away and that their screaming is obnoxious.
Many videos of the incident in Manchester have hit social media. Bieber stated before he walked off the stage:
I appreciate all the support. I appreciate love. I appreciate the kind things. But the screaming in these breaks has got to stop. Please and thank you. I don’t think it’s necessary when I’m trying to say something and you guys are screaming.
After a quick breather, Bieber returned and told the fans:
I’m not quite sure, you know, why you guys came tonight. I hope it was to enjoy our company as well as me enjoying your company. I feel like I wanna connect with you. 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. It’s not that I’m trying to be an asshole, it’s me just simply wanting to have a moment. Manchester, you are awesome. We’re just going to do the music. Obviously Manchester just can’t handle it, so let’s do the music.
If you happen to see me out somewhere know that I’m not gonna take a picture I’m done taking pictures. It has gotten to the point that people won’t even say hi to me or recognize me as a human, I feel like a zoo animal, and I wanna be able to keep my sanity.