Earlier this year, the 19-year-old singer was welcomed to the stage at London’s O2 Arena by a crowd of booing fans after showing up over an hour later than expected, leaving disappointed Beliebers crying because they had to leave after only a few songs. Days later, JB canceled his concert in Portugal after a “rough week.” Although these specific overseas antics may be behind him, they’re certainly not behind those that’ve been in the industry over the course of the past few decades.
In an interview with London Evening Standard, famed musician Jon Bon Jovi slams the “As Long As You Love Me” crooner’s behavior: “Every generation has guys that do that, none of that is new. They run the risk of disrespecting their audience members who have worked hard to pay for their ticket, to give you the permission to take two or three hours of their lives — or in that kid’s case, 80 minutes of their lives. Do it once, you can be forgiven. Do it enough times and shame on you. They won’t have you back. Then it just becomes a cliché. It’s really not cool — you’re an a**hole. Go to f***in’ work!”
During Grammys season, The Black Keys‘ Patrick Carney voiced some of his own opinions of the young star when the Biebs was snubbed of a nomination: “He’s rich, right? [...] Grammys are for, like, music; not for money… and he’s making a lot of money. He should be happy.”
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