Justin Bieber Demands That We Clap Correctly or Not at All

But what about the off-key singing?

Justin Bieber on stage
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In a stunning development, Justin Bieber didn't walk away (opens in new tab) when faced with a crowd of clapping-challenged Spanish teenyboppers. Instead, he stood his ground, stopped singing, and literally corrected them like the Mother Superior of a Catholic school if Mother Superiors were allowed to wear beanies.

While performing an acoustic version of "What Do You Peen (opens in new tab) Mean?" the real human boy (opens in new tab) paused, commanding the audience to "stop, stop, stop, stop" and "at least clap on the right notes." He then chuckled mechanically.

On the one hand, surely there must be a scientific explanation for the lag time. On the other hand, a musician truly focused on his craft would never let anything less than a nearby explosion distract him. On the third hand, this is Justin Bieber we're talking about, and it's not like he was even playing a 3:2 cross-rhythm. 

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Chelsea Peng
Chelsea Peng

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.