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Justin Bieber Defends His Onstage Outbursts: 'I'm Not a Robot'

by Jackie Willis 9:30 AM PDT, October 31, 2016
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Justin Bieber just wants his fans to understand him.

On Saturday, the 22-year-old pop star took the stage in Glasgow, Scotland, and opened up about his recent onstage behavior.

"People tend to want to shut you down. What I mean by that is people try to twist things, some people don't want to listen," he began. "But I simply feel like, if I didn't use this platform to say how I truly feel, and 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."

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Bieber goes on to say that there are going to be times when he says the "wrong thing," and hopes that his fans can understand that he's only human.

"I don't pretend to be perfect and I hope to God that, you know, I don't say the right thing all the time because if that was the case then I'd be a robot," he continued. "And I'm just, I'm not a robot."

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Further defending his recent outbursts, the "Sorry" singer added, "There [are] times when I get upset, times when I get angry. There [are] times when I'm going to be frustrated, but I'm always going to be myself on this stage."

Bieber concluded the message by saying that he's simply being misunderstood.

"When people try to twist things and say, 'Justin's angry at his fans. He doesn't want his fans to scream' that's not at all what I was doing. All I was simply doing was wanting people to listen; to kind of hear me out a little bit," he explained. "Certain people, 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.' I just appreciate you guys tonight, listening to me and understanding, and rocking with me. You guys are truly amazing."

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Last week during his show in Manchester, England, Bieber dropped the mic and walked off stage after he was met with some boos from the crowd when he asked them to stop screaming. He later returned to the stage and said, "We're just going to do the music."

A week prior at his concert in Birmingham, England, he asked concertgoers to give him the same courtesy. "Can you guys do me a favor? Can you guys just relax for about two seconds? I get it, I get it, but I’m like two feet away from you. And I can hear you," Bieber told the audience. "I appreciate all the love, it’s amazing. But can you show it in a different way? Screaming is just so obnoxious."

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Last year at this time, Bieber sat down with ET and admitted that he was in an "emotional time" in his life. "Good cries, bad cries, just all around being emotional," he said. "I think it just shows how much I care. You know, I care about this project so much and I've put my heart and soul into it, spent the last three or four years making it. So it's been exciting, it's been an amazing rollercoaster ride. Sometimes good days, sometimes bad days, but overall it's been pretty awesome."

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