Justin Bieber explains why he walked off stage in Manchester, then deletes tweet
'All I was simply doing was wanting people to listen,' singer posted Saturday in tweet quickly pulled down
Justin Bieber isn't exactly saying Sorry.
But the Canadian superstar tried to explain in a letter posted to Twitter Saturday why he recently walked off stage during a concert in Manchester, England.
"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 wrote.
"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."
The letter has since been pulled down.
"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 continued.
The letter was posted following an incident Oct. 23 during the Manchester stop of his Purpose world tour.
The audience was left wondering Where Are Ü Now when Bieber became visibly frustrated and left the stage after fans wouldn't stop screaming, despite his attempts to settle them. He returned a short time later.
I watch it over justin just wanted to talk with the heart 😞 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RespectJustin?src=hash">#RespectJustin</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/justinbieber">@justinbieber</a> <a href="https://t.co/CfQBYyUgP6">pic.twitter.com/CfQBYyUgP6</a>—@Mgn_Grn
"When people try to twist things and say 'Justin's angry at this fans. He doesn't want his fans to scream' That's not at all what I was doing," he wrote in the letter. "All I was simply doing was wanting people to listen."
The Cold Water singer has had a rocky relationship with his fans recently.
He called screams during a Birmingham, U.K., stop on his tour "obnoxious" and was heard on video telling fans in Oslo, Norway: "You guys suck."
Over the summer, Bieber shut down his Instagram account for a period of time after engaging in a war of words with followers and ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez over photos he had posted posing with friend Sofia Richie.
In May, he also told fans on Instagram that he no longer wanted to take photos with them because he felt "like a zoo animal."
But for all the shots he's taken at some fans, he's also scored points with others.
The 22-year-old was described as a "true gent" after joining a Manchester hockey club on the ice for a friendly game Oct. 25 in between tour performances.
"The guys all treated him like a normal person, and I think he responded well to that," team captain Trevor Johnson noted on the organization's website after the visit.
In his latest Twitter note, Bieber admitted there are times when he says the wrong thing, "because I'm human."
"I don't say the right thing all the time because if that was the case, then I'd be a robot and I'm just, I'm not a robot," Bieber's Twitter note said.
He ended the letter by thanking the people who attended his performance in Glasgow, U.K., Saturday night for "listening" and "understanding."
"You guys are truly amazing."