Justin Bieber has toured the world several times over and given hundreds of live performances, but even he can get annoyed by loud concertgoers. The international pop star took a break between songs at a recent show to politely ask his fans to keep it down. Bieber explained that he was trying to speak with his fans, but didn't feel heard over their yelling. Check out the video below.
This took place at the Birmingham stop of Just Bieber's Purpose World Tour on Tuesday night. Justin's fans, who refer to themselves as Beliebers, are known for their enthusiastic devotion to the young singer, and Bieber seemed annoyed that he couldn't get a word in between his songs. He said that he often doesn't feel heard, and said that the screaming he hears at his concerts can get obnoxious at times. JustJared got the full quote (part of which is not in the video above). Here's what he said...
Can you guys do me a favor? Can you guys just relax for about two seconds? I get it, I get it, but I'm, like, 2 feet away from you. And I can hear you. I appreciate all the love, it's amazing. But can you show it 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, 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, can you guys not scream at the top of your lungs?
Though some fans booed Bieber after the speech and some outlets have reported the request as a negative, Bieber did seem very calm and reasonable while trying to communicate his frustration with his fans. Sure, he should be used to the screaming fans after nearly a decade in the public eye, but there has to be something to that idea of being most lonely when you're surrounded by people. It sounds like Justin was politely asking to find a momentary break in the constant din of his fame.
The speech follows Justin Bieber's announcement earlier this year that he is done taking photos with his fans. In a now-deleted Instagram post, Bieber wrote that he had begun to feel like a zoo animal when hordes of fans would approach him for pictures, and that he is now declining to appear in fan photos.
Though Bieber's "no fan photos" announcement came in March of 2016, he had been refusing certain fan photos for at least half a year prior. Towards the end of 2015, UFC star Ronda Rousey revealed that Bieber ignored her younger sister when she asked him for an autograph. Bieber apologized shortly afterwards, as anyone who made Ronda Rousey angry should.
It all just goes to show how overwhelming Justin Bieber's level of fame must be. Or maybe he's just being a crybaby. What do you think?