Justin Bieber demanded that fans quieten down during his gig in Manchester last night.
The pop star asked the audience at Manchester Arena to stop screaming before performing two ballads from his new album ‘Purpose’.
“Try and stay as quiet as possible,” he urged the crowd. “You can scream as much as you want afterwards but while I’m singing try and stay quiet.”
Some fans on social media took issue with Bieber’s attempt to hush them.
Hollyoaks star Nadine Mulkerrin, who was at the show, tweeted: “We love your music but you are RUDE!!!!!!!!”
We love your music but you are RUDE!!!!!!!! @justinbieber ??
— Nadine Mulkerrin (@nadinerose_x) October 20, 2016
Others leapt to the singer’s defence, blaming the audience for distracting him.
“I’m so sorry, what Manchester did is just not messed up! We love you,” wrote a fan on Twitter.
Later on during the concert, Bieber stopped midway through a monologue accusing the crowd of failing to pay attention to him.
“I just thought I could have a moment to say something. I can cut the bullshit if you want. I’m trying to engage but if you guys don’t want to I’ll play the music,” he said.
Bieber also appeared to be irritated by the audience at his Birmingham gig on Tuesday night, calling out their “obnoxious” behaviour.
The Canadian star will play two more dates at Manchester Arena on Saturday and Sunday night.