Justin Bieber‘s streak of controversial outbursts during his Purpose World Tour continued over the weekend.
The 22-year-old had enough of his screaming fans during his show in Manchester on Sunday night, so he decided to simply drop his mic and storm off stage.
E! News has learned he warned the crowd not to start screaming while he was trying to talk to them.
“I appreciate all the support, I appreciate love, I appreciate the kind things. But the screaming in these breaks has got to stop. Please and thank you,” he said. “I don’t think it’s necessary when I’m trying to say something and you guys are screaming. I feel like I wanna connect with you.”
He continued, “The point of the no-screaming thing is that when I’m looking at you in the eyes you know that we’re actually having a moment and having a connection.”
He then took a few minutes to cool off before returning to the stage and telling the crowd, “We’re just going to do the music. Obviously Manchester just can’t handle it, so let’s do the music.”
Bieber was referencing his previous show in the city on Thursday night, during which he also unsuccessfully asked the crowd to quiet down. “I don’t mind cutting the bulls–t because I don’t need to talk. I’m just trying to engage, but if you guys don’t want to do that, we can just play the music,” he said before going into a performance of “Purpose.”