Please don’t throw your hat at Justin Bieber during his inspirational speech. He doesn’t like it. One chapeau-tossing Belieber in Atlantic City found this out the hard way on Friday night, as Entertainment Weekly reports, incurring the wrath of Bieber after trying to bestow an innocent gift upon the boy king while he discussed the meaning behind his Purpose tour.
“The reason why it’s called the Purpose tour is because I feel like everybody in this building has a purpose,” Bieber began. “And though it’s not often that you speak about what your purpose may be or your friend’s purpose…and if we could take this moment to listen and try not to give me a hat or whatever you’re trying to throw on stage right now because I probably don’t want that shit.” Just as the fan in question presumably burst into tears, Bieber added, “Sorry, that was mean. But yeah, now I lost what I was going to say. I was deep into, like, a mode and a zone. I was in it. Now I’m out of it. I’ll get it back. Just give me a second.”
But fret not — he got it back: “I just wanted to take this moment to acknowledge the fact that we all have a purpose, that we all have a meaning to life and it’s not, like, we just don’t live to die,” he continued. “And this life is not all struggles.” After his speech had concluded, before he launched into a performance of “Purpose,” Bieber addressed the accursed hat-thrower one last time: “Sorry for throwing your hat, but you ruined the moment. Whatever, let’s do it.” Watch the incident below.