Justin Bieber has explained his recent on stage temper tantrum at a Manchester show in a letter to fans. The incident occurred on Oct. 23 during his Purpose World Tour. After pleading with fans to stop screaming, Bieber dropped his mic and left the stage.
The Hollywood Reporter relayed the letter, which has since been pulled from Twitter.
“People tend to want to shut you down.” Bieber wrote. “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, 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.”
He continued with, “There’s going to be times where I say the wrong thing, because I’m human… 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.”
Bieber discounted that he left the stage because he was “angry” at fans.
“All I was simply doing was wanting people to listen; to kind of hear me out a little bit.” He 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.’”
At the end of the letter, Bieber thanked fans for attending his U.K. show this past Saturday.
The “Sorry” singer also told fans to “take a chill pill” at another recent concert in the U.K. He pleaded with the crowd to stop screaming in between sets at the Birmingham stop of his Purpose World Tour.