LONDON — Justin Bieber stormed off the stage throwing his microphone to the ground at a mid-concert in Manchester, UK on Sunday night.
Bieber was speaking to his fans at the Manchester Arena when they started screeming he became visibly fed up and left the stage.
He later returned to continue the show before closing out by explaining his actions.
I appreciate all the support, I appreciate the love … but the screaming in these breaks has got to stop. Please and thank you,” Bieber said in footage uploaded to YouTube, in which some members of the audience can be heard booing.
“I don’t think it’s necessary when I’m trying to say something and you guys are screaming.”
“I travelled across the whole world to come here and I dedicate my life to performing and bringing smiles to people’s faces,” he told the audience.
“I feel that people were just not giving me the same respect back and it hurts a little bit so that’s why.”
On Thursday Bieber asked his fans to be quiet when he’s singing ballads – causing some of them to label him ‘rude’.
In May, he announced he would no longer be posing for photos with fans. “If you happen to see me out somewhere know that I’m not gonna take a picture I’m done taking pictures,” he wrote on Instagram. “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.”