Justin Bieber has been hearing fans scream for a good portion of his 22 years on this planet, and he’s finally had enough.
Instead of the usual requests from musicians to get loud during their concerts, the Biebs stopped the show during the Birmingham, England stop of his Purpose World Tour on Monday to make a very different request.
“Can you guys do me a favor? Can you guys just relax for about two seconds?” the singer asked the crowd. “I get it, I get it, but I’m like two feet away from you. And I can hear you. I appreciate all the love, it’s amazing. But can you show it in a different way? Screaming is just so obnoxious.”
The audience continued cheering, with scattered “boos.”
Seeming irritated but remaining calm, Bieber suggested that the crowd yell after songs to show their appreciation and then quiet down to listen to the music and hear him speak.
He continued, “I get it, it’s been in our blood and it’s ingrained — you go to a concert and you scream and stuff. But if you could just scream after the song, enjoy the song, and then take a chill pill for a second and listen to me speak. I don’t feel like I’m being heard sometimes, and it gets a little frustrating. When I’m speaking, can you guys not scream at the top of your lungs?”
Many fans took to Twitter to react to the pop star’s request, many labeling it “rude.”
“Actually unsure about @justinbieber tonight now after how rude he’s been to his fans,” wrote one user. Another said, “Paid £70 to see Justin Bieber to come out, mime and be rude to everyone for screaming.”