Music Stars React to Bieber's Concert Incident
By ROBERT PACE
May 07, 2013
On Sunday, Justin Bieber's concert in Dubai was interrupted by a man who caused chaos when he attempted to grab the pop star on stage. ET asked the music artists in attendance at Monday's Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for their thoughts on the startling incident.
Bieber was thankfully unscathed following the occurrence, in which his piano was knocked over, but fellow pop singer Kylie Minogue says incidents like those happen from time to time.
"Probably, Justin is likely to have a few more incidents like that than I would," the "Can't Get You Out of My Head" singer said. "The balance is probably right. Things like that happen once in a while. As long as people are safe and no one gets hurt."
Instead of jumping on stage and rushing a performer, Minogue proposed another practice that passionate fans could partake in that was once commonplace.
"Maybe they should just throw their underwear onstage instead," the Australian singer offered.
Bieber was performing in Dubai as part of his Believe Tour, which began in September and will end with legs in Canada and the U.S. in the summer, for his third studio album of the same name.
One of the artists who collaborated with Bieber on his Believe album for the single "Beat and a Beat," Nicki Minaj, was surprised to learn of the incident as ET broke the news to her.
"I didn't know about that, but yes, security should be increased," the 30-year-old rapper said.
As for her experience with her first Met Gala, Minaj admitted that although she was honored to have been invited by fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, the event was "crazy" and "scary" for her.
Positively overwhelmed to be at the event was South Korean rap sensation Psy, who was humbled to be at such a prestigious fashion event.
The "Gangnam Style" rapper, who is signed to the same record label as Bieber, said he doesn't think he has to worry about a similar incident happening to him.
"I'm not Justin Bieber, so it's fine," said Psy, who holds the record for the most online video views in 24 hours for his latest single "Gentleman" (over 38 million).