Justin Bieber has words of advice for E! host Morgan Stewart.
The Canadian singer responded to criticism from Stewart over his Coachella 2019 guest appearance during Ariana Grande’s headlining set.
“Imagine if you spent even half the time you spend laughing at other people’s expense actually building people up and encouraging people how much positivity you could bring,” he told the “Nightly Pop” host. “What hurts about this is the fact that you have a platform to make a difference and rather than being positive you belittle people.”
“Think about how awesome it felt for me to be on that stage after being away for so long the excitement and joy it gave me doing the thing I love the most,” Bieber continued. “I sang to a backtrack like most cameos do this is a normal thing, and rather than try and make people feel accepted and loved you find things to pick apart like the world isn’t full of that already.”
Grande supported Bieber’s statement, explaining how logistically challenging Bieber’s cameo was. “We had zero soundchecks, zero rehearsal,” she shared. “You were singing with the backtracking like most cameos do. People are bored. People don’t know how it feels to be under such scrutiny. The world was happy to have you on stage again.”
Bieber’s guest appearance took place during Grande’s closing weekend as the Coachella 2019 headliner.