James Arthur is defending Justin Bieber after he recently stormed off stage during a concert in England.
The singer ended the gig abruptly as fans didn’t like the constant talking between songs and reportedly not singing enough. Now the Say You Won’t Let Go artist sympathizes with Bieber and claims this was due to an “unfathomable” level of fame.
James – who won The X Factor talent show in 2012- shared with the Daily Mirror newspaper: “I think Justin Bieber is a really unique case.
I feel really sorry for him because I was 25 when I found fame and I got seriously lost from just being famous in England. He has been famous since he was a kid. That level of fame is unfathomable.
Maybe he’s past the screaming girl phase and he wants people to listen to what he has to say and not just be propped up on stage to sing songs and perform like a monkey. Maybe he’s just over how famous he is.”
And the Love Yourself hitmaker had previously asked fans to keep quiet while he was singing, adding: “Try and stay as quiet as possible. You can scream as much as you want afterwards, but while I’m singing try and stay quiet.”
The star had also blasted fans for their constant screaming during his shows, referring to their behavior as obnoxious.
He said: “Just try to show me you love me, in a different way. I get it. The screaming is just so obnoxious. I get it, it’s been in our blood and it’s been grand, you go to a concert and scream and stuff.
But if we could just … scream after the song, enjoy the songs … the screaming is awesome, it’s fine, and then we take a chill pill for a second and we just listen to me speak. Because …
I don’t feel like I’m being heard sometimes and it’s getting a little pressuring. So, if when I’m speaking you guys could not scream at the top of your lungs. Is that cool with you guys?”
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