Justin Bieber does not seem to like being a pop star anymore. He’s been waging a bit of a cold war against his overeager fans recently, continuously begging them to stop screaming while he’s trying to trying to give his mid-concert inspirational speech. This culminated with Bieber angrily dropping the mic and storming offstage during a performance in Manchester last week, but that still hasn’t deterred him from speechifying. At his show in Glasgow last night, the crowd was apparently more receptive, so he gave a whole other speech explaining his occasional frustration with his fans. And, as The Hollywood Reporter points out, he posted the entire transcript of his speech on Twitter after the show:
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 didn’t use this platform to say how I truly feel, and if I didn’t use this platform to be the man that I know I am, and speak from what’s in my heart, then I’m doing myself injustice, and I’m not doing anybody in this audience any justice.
There’s going to be times where I say the wrong thing, because I’m human. But 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 because if that was the case then I’d be a robot, and I’m just, I’m not a robot. There’s times when I get upset…times when I get angry, there’s times when I’m going to be frustrated. But I’m always going to be myself on this stage.
When people try to twist things and say “Justin’s angry at his fans. He 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; to kind of hear me out a little bit.
Certain people … certain cities aren’t going to want to hear me out, and you know, sometimes it’s my job to just say “Hey, I’m not going to try to force anything”. I just appreciate you guys tonight, listening to me and understanding, and rocking with me. You guys are truly amazing.
He then promptly deleted the tweet, so who knows what’s going on.