During Justin Bieber’s first performance in Manchester, England Thursday night during the European leg of his Purpose World Tour, Justin had to plead to fans to stop screaming so they can enjoy the show.
He said: “If not, I’ll just get to singing,” he said frankly. “I don’t mind cutting the bulls–t because I don’t need to talk. I’m just trying to engage, but if you guys don’t want to do that then we can just play the music.”
Fans did not take the comment lightly and headed to Twitter to label Bieber “rude.”
“Try and stay as quiet as possible,” he reportedly said in concert Thursday night. “You can scream as much as you want afterwards, but while I’m singing try and stay quiet.”
A few nights earlier, Bieber addressed his crowd in Birmingham with a similar request.
“Can you guys do me a favor? Can you guys just relax for like two seconds?” Bieber said. “I get it, I get it, but I’m like two feet away from you and I can hear you. I appreciate it. I appreciate all the love, it’s amazing. But can you show it in a different way? Just try to show you love me in a different way. Screaming is just so obnoxious.”
“I get it, it’s been in our blood and it’s ingrained—you go to a concert and you scream and stuff, but if you could just scream after the song, enjoy the song, scream, it’s awesome, it’s fun and then take a chill pill for a second and listen to me speak. I don’t feel like I’m being heard sometimes and it gets a little frustrating. When I’m speaking, I ask you not scream at the top of your lungs? Is that cool with you guys?”
According to Twitter, it wasn’t so cool. Some fans criticized the singer and claimed he wasn’t treating his fans well. However, other Beliebers came to the star’s defense. “#PurposeTourBarcelona is approaching,” one Twitter user reminded. “Let’s not do this to him. Oh my god. We have to let him speak.”