MANCHESTER, UK (CelebrityAccess) — Justin Bieber appears to fundamentally misunderstand his audience. During a recent concert appearance in Manchester on Sunday night, he dropped his microphone and walked off stage after the audience refused to stop screaming during pauses in between songs.
In a video posted to social media, Bieber can be heard to tell the audience: "I appreciate all the support, I appreciate love, I appreciate the kind things. But the screaming in these breaks has got to stop. Please and thank you. I don't think it's necessary when I'm trying to say something and you guys are screaming. I feel like I wanna connect with you."
However, despite Justin's exhortations, the audience continued to scream and in an apparent moment of frustration, the singer dropped his microphone with an audible thump and walked off stage.
The incident followed several previous shows where he had appealed to his audience to quiet down while he tried to speak with them and forge some sort of connection.
"Can you guys do me a favor? Can you guys just relax for about two seconds?" Bieber said during a previous show in Birmingham. "I get it, I get it, but I'm like two 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."
Bieber eventually returned from his brief backstage hiatus and continued the concert, telling his fans, "We're just going to do the music. Obviously, Manchester just can't handle it, so let's do the music."
Bieber, who has been on the road with his Purpose World Tour, has seemingly had a hard time reconciling himself with his fan's enthusiasm. In March, he announced he was canceling his fan meet & greets, stating that they left him feeling 'drained.' – Staff Writers