Justin Bieber storms off stage, comes back, pens letter to fans, deletes it


Somewhere along the way, Justin Bieber shrugged off the pop-star mantle and decided he is now a Pop Prophet. Bieber is currently on the European leg of his Purpose tour to promote his Purpose album. To bolster his message, Bieber has been discussing “purpose” in between songs. The problem is, fans keep making him lose his train of thought. We discussed Bieber scolding his fans in Birmingham for yelling as he was talking. While performing in Manchester, he again told the crowd to stop “screaming in these breaks.” When it happened his second night in Manchester, Biebs lost it. He dropped his microphone and stormed off the stage. In the middle of the concert. After a brief absence – and what I assume was a threatening look from a large roadie – Biebs came back out on stage and explained to his fans exactly why he had to stomp off:

So the reason why I got upset is because I traveled across the whole world to come here and I dedicated my life to this. I dedicated my life to performing, I dedicate my life to bringing smiles to people’s faces, and I feel like people just aren’t giving me the same respect back, and courtesy. That’s all.

For the love of all things holy, people – The Biebs has dedicated his life to us! Can’t we just return the favor by remaining silent during his concerts? Since clearly we as a populous don’t get The Biebs, he wrote his thoughts in an Open Letter that he posted on Twitter. But then he deleted it. But then he said pretty much the same stuff that night in Glasgow which he posted to both Facebook and Twitter:

Just in case that gets taken down, here’s what he said:

So as you guys know… this is called the Purpose Tour. And the reason why I named it the Purpose tour is cuz I simply wanted to remind everybody that everybody has a purpose. No matter how old you are, no matter how young you are. And when you start saying things in life that matter, especially on a large scale, 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. But I simply feel like… If I wasn’t… If I didn’t use this platform to say what I truly feel. And if I didn’t use this platform to be the man that I know that I am, and speak from what’s in my heart, then I’m doing myself an injustice and I’m doing everybody in this audience an injustice. So there’s gonna be times…there’s gonna be times where, you know, I say the wrong thing. Cuz I’m human and 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 cuz if that was the case, then I’d be a robot. And I’m just, I’m not a robot. And there’s gonna be times when I get upset. There’s times when I’m gonna be angry. There’s times when I’m gonna be frustrated, but I’m always gonna be myself on this stage. Always. And so when people try to twist things and say, ‘Hey Justin, Justin’s angry at his fans and 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 and kinda hear me out a little bit and certain people, certain cities, aren’t gonna wanna hear it. And sometimes it’s my job, to just okay I catch a vibe and I’m not gonna try to force something. But I just appreciate you guys tonight listening to me and understanding and rocking with me. You guys are truly amazing. And I couldn’t do it without you. So this last song is called ‘Purpose.’ And I’m so lucky to be able to share this purpose with you. Thank you.

Once again, screaming at a concert is not exactly new and certainly not unique to Bieber. But what is becoming abundantly clear is that Bieber thinks he is laying down some truly powerful thoughts. I don’t even think it’s a respect thing, I think he’s shocked his audiences aren’t mesmerized by his wisdom. As if maybe the reason they aren’t weeping with gratitude is simply because they can’t hear him. Okay, we get it, Biebs – your purpose is to tell all of us that we have purpose. Revolutionary. After the audience receives your edification, how best do they express their appreciation? I mean, clapping can get out of hand quickly so, shall we go with snapping?

OMG – Bieber doesn’t think he’s a prophet, he thinks he’s a Beat Poet.




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  1. Narak says:

    Take a seat kid. Get over yourself.

  2. MissMerry says:

    he needs to call Kanye and talk it out…clearly they are cut from the same cloth in this respect. lol.

  3. Sarah says:

    The only people who are still not tired of this obnoxious kid are their delusional fans.

  4. Birdix says:

    Does he have an actual purpose other than having a purpose? That seems to have gotten lost, which maybe doesn’t matter in this Trumpian age.

  5. Swak says:

    What is the average age of his fan base? They are not interested in listening to deep ramblings. They are there to listen to his music.

    • KB says:

      His ramblings aren’t deep, they’re just nonsense dressed up as deep. But yeah, he needs a reality check.

  6. Darkladi says:

    Do you not know how concerts work? Have several seats you punk*ss little tool. Have some respect for your fans

  7. Astrid says:

    When I pay good money for concert tickets – I want to hear music. If I want to know an artists stance on things – I read an interview or their book.

    • jjva says:

      exactly! I’ve had friends holler LESS TALK MORE ROCK at shows where an artist rambles on, even if we love said artist and would like to know his feelings on, say, Cadillac cars at some other time.

  8. LiterallyaShambles says:

    He seems depressed.

    • Jayna says:

      I think he’s struggling.

    • hunter says:

      Agreed. I think he’s tired of people only seeing Justin Bieber the Pop Star and nobody “hearing” Justin Bieber the real human person who is living a pop star life.

  9. Myrna says:

    I’m kinda sad for this kid.
    Yeah, I get that he can be an obnoxious, narcisstic, entitled, a-hole.
    That happens when someone so young shoots to astronomical super fame.
    But it’s been obvious for a long time that he’s under the influence possibly in addition to being off the rails crazy – as in legit mental illness.
    Both of which are really sad, at least for me – someone older with kids…

    An entire stretch here, but I can’t help but think he and Selena are each in trouble and their connection is still going.
    Whether or not they’re in touch, that kind of intense young love really screws with your head.

    • cd3 says:

      Agree with you – he seems genuinely messed up. Putting aside his overall a-holeness, I still feel sorry for this kid.

    • cindy says:

      Me too. He is so screwed up….I can’t relish in his bad behavior. Its just sad and honestly, makes me a little ill. Child stardom did him no favors.

  10. KB says:

    He really acts like telling people they have a purpose “no matter how old…how young” they are is profound. He’s so emotional, but he completely lacks depth.

    • Radley says:

      I agree. That’s why I think he needs an extended break. I don’t wanna bear witness to his emo phase and growing pains.

    • Susie says:

      He lacks depth because he’s still young. We all thought we were prophets at his age. The sad part here is that he’s coming of age in front of the whole world. That fact makes him no less young.

  11. huh says:

    Sizzurp is one hell of a drug/drink

  12. Jayna says:

    The LIttle Monsters go quiet when Mother Monster talks, and she talks a lot in concert, unfortunately, imparting her great wisdom. Poor Biebs. He’s just got screaming female tweens and young teens wanting some dance moves.

  13. Radley says:

    Perhaps these people pushing young celebs to work until they meltdown should back off. He doesn’t need to tour. He needs to tune in, turn on and drop out. Let him come back after he’s figured out who the hell he is. The teen idol thing is clearly not his bag anymore.

  14. Susie says:

    This guy grew up in the public eye, surrounded by people who had a vested interest in him. Of course he thinks everything he says is The Word. It’s also because he’s young. That’s what young people are like, they think they know everything! We were all like that!

    And he’s STILL surrounded by people who nod at everything he says and does. There’s no balance in his life. It seems like he’s struggling to figure out who he is, and that’s exactly what he should be doing. I vowed a couple of years ago to stop mocking him (and Lindsay Lohan) just because they’re victims of their own success (I have less sympathy for Lindsay, but I think she’s deeply troubled). I wish someone would step up and tell him the truth. I wish he would start dumping people in his life who are enabling. I wish he would take a break, as one commenter put it, “tune in, drop out.”

  15. Hikari says:

    If you are going to tell people they have a purpose and then act like a complete entitled mean teenager, then the message you are putting out there is that being mean and entitled is ok , but that is not ok! I don’t understand why people literally go crazy for him, he is not that talented anyway…

  16. Lucy says:

    Yeah, I didn’t understand a single word of that salad. But hey, at least now I know I have a purpose! *inserts .gif of Meryl-as Miranda-Priestly saying “groundbreaking”*