Justin Bieber took his ‘Purpose’ tour to Birmingham on Monday night (October 17), telling fans during the concert to stop screaming while he is talking because it is “obnoxious”.
The singer kicked off his UK tour in London last week, where he told the crowd to “be quiet and listen when I’m talking”.
Performing at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena last night, Bieber addressed the crowd between songs, saying: “Guys, can you do me a favour? Can you guys just relax for like two seconds? I’m like two feet away from you, I can hear you.”
He added: “I appreciate it, I appreciate all the love, it’s amazing, but can you show it in a different way? Screaming is just so obnoxious.”
“Scream after the songs?”, Bieber went on to suggest. Enjoy the songs, then scream, screaming is awesome. Screaming is fun. Then take a chill pill for a second and just listen to me speak. I don’t feel like I’m being heard some times and it gets a little frustrating. ”
“If, when I’m speaking, you guys could not scream at the top of your lungs. Is that cool with you guys?”
The star explained that life on the road has been taking its toll: “I’ve been on tour for a while now, away from my friends and away from my family… That’s tough sometimes. But I adore all you beautiful people who keep me company. Now scream!”
Watch the moment in the video above. Bieber has been criticised for his remarks by some fans. One fan told Birmingham Mail: “I really felt as though Justin was disrespectful to his fans. Not so much us, more so the young girls who queued for a long time to be at the front.”