Justin Bieber is still in the UK on the first leg of his long-awaited My World Tour, which is becoming an increasingly drama-filled experience. Not only is the teen dream performing before his usual sold-out crowds, but his mere presence has also caused a riot on the streets of Dublin, Ireland. He also caused a “riot situation” in Liverpool, England, where local police forbade him to set foot outside the Hard Day’s Night Hotel room where he sat, literally trapped by thousands of screaming fans. Yes, it’s been a bizarre ride for the Never Say Never guy, and it’s becoming even more so.
According to Hollywood Life, Justin Bieber appeared to break down and cry during a March 5 performance in England. A video of the Biebs’s performance shows him leaning over a prop and hiding his face against his sleeve before continuing his rendition of That Should Be Me. When he stands up, his cheeks are wet with tears. That Should be Me is, of course, an extremely emotional song.
Did Justin tear up over the ballad’s sad lyrics? Perhaps. Or has the teen idol been missing his girlfriend Selena Gomez so much while on tour, that the torch song automatically activated his tear ducts? Possibly.
The performance in question was one of the Biebs’s first in the UK. Justin and Selena were often described as “inseparable” prior to his departure. After that, the sudden separation must have seemed unbearable, especially for a 17-year-old. In fact, Justin reportedly phones Selena at every possible opportunity, 24/7.
More disturbingly, the song’s lyric’s may provide another clue as to what prompted Justin’s onstage mini-meltdown. That Should Be Me is a song about a guy whose girl has dumped him for another guy. Has Selena Gomez left Justin Bieber for someone else? Or is he afraid that she’s about to? If so, the lyrics–“Rumors spreadin’ bout this other guy/ Do you do what you did when you did with me/ Does he love you the way I can?”– would definitely have a devastating effect on Justin, even in the middle of a performance. Yikes.
Could there really be trouble in paradise for the perfect teen couple? Hopefully not, but only time will tell.
There is a third and far more mundane possibility. Is Justin Bieber simply a consummate performer who psyched himself up to cry “crocodile” tears onstage, to make his performance more emotionally “genuine?” Once again, it’s possible.
Although tears are clearly visible on the teen dream’s cheeks, it’s impossible to tell why he’s crying on the video below. Nevertheless, you’re welcome to watch it and belieb what you will.