October 31, 2016


Justin Bieber Writes & Deletes Open Letter: 'I'm Not a Robot'

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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Justin Bieber has been struggling a bit with the screams of fans in his European jaunt of the Purpose World Tour. In the past week, he's spent three different occasions trying to quiet arenas in order to give a speech, to no success. In Manchester, the screams warranted a walk-off from Biebs, who returned to the stage quickly after regaining his composure.

This weekend, Bieber wrote a short letter to fans, explaining his actions, which have been getting lots of media pickup:

"All I was simply doing was wanting people to listen; to kind of hear me out a little bit," he reportedly wrote. "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.''

The tweet was later deleted.

The letter echoes the recent sentiments he has been trying to emphasize onstage: that he wants to make a connection with fans, rather than have them blindly screaming at everything he does.

Last weekend, he left the stage after being overwhelmed by fans' rowdiness, coming back to say this:

"My point of the no screaming thing is so that when I'm looking at you in the eyes you can actually know that having a moment and having a connection, right? So it's not me trying to be an asshole. It's simply me just wanting to have a moment, and like...Manchester, you guys are awesome, and I appreciate you, but like, then there has to be...all these...I just...I'm just gonna quit talking. I'm not gonna talk the rest of the night. We're just going to do the music...because obviously Manchester just can't handle it."