Justin Bieber is offering an explanation for his odd behaviour in recent days, scolding fans at his shows for screaming and abruptly storming offstage at show in Manchester, England.
As The Hollywood Reporter reports, Bieber took to Twitter to write an open letter to fans in a tweet (which he subsequently deleted) explaining his side of the story.
“People tend to want to shut you down. What I mean by that is … people try to twist things, some people don’t want to listen,” Bieber writes. “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.”
He continues: “There’s going to be times where I say the wrong thing, because I’m human. But I don’t pretend to be perfect and I hope to God that, you know, I don’t say the right thing all the time because if that was the case then I’d be a robot, and I’m just, I’m not a robot. There’s times when I get upset … times when I get angry, there’s times when I’m going to be frustrated. But I’m always going to be myself on this stage.”
Bieber concludes: “When people try to twist things and say, ‘Justin’s angry at his fans. He doesn’t want his fans to scream’ that’s not at all what I was doing. 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.’ I just appreciate you guys tonight, listening to me and understanding, and rocking with me. You guys are truly amazing.'”
Later, Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun released a video of The Biebs talking to fans at his concert in Glasgow on Saturday, Oct. 29, with his tweet apparently taken verbatim from his onstage speech as he introduces his song “Purpose” (watch at the top of this article).