James Arthur de­fends Justin Bieber

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The ‘Sorry’ hit­maker dropped his mi­cro­phone and walked off stage dur­ing his per­for­mance on Sun­day (23.10.16), as fans booed him for talk­ing be­tween songs and not play­ing his hits. Now, the ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ singer - who rose to fame af­ter be­ing crowned the win­ner of UK tal­ent com­pe­ti­tion ‘The X Fac­tor’ in 2012 - sym­pa­thizes with the 22-yearold, as he says the “un­fath­omable” level of fame can af­fect peo­ple. Speak­ing to the Daily Mir­ror news­pa­per, the 28-year-old singer said: “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.”The news comes af­ter a string of con­tro­ver­sial out­bursts from the ‘Love Your­self’ singer, who pre­vi­ously told fans to stay “as quiet as pos­si­ble” whilst he was singing. He said: “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.” Justin also blasted fans for scream­ing at his shows, as he finds it “ob­nox­ious”. He was recorded telling fans: “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?”

The 39-year-old gui­tarist dated the ‘Roar’ hit­maker on and off be­tween 2012 and 2015 - dur­ing which time they recorded ‘Who You Love’ to­gether - and, de­spite their shock split, he would be “open” to do­ing a song with her again in the fu­ture. Speak­ing to E! News, he said: “If the right song came around. I look at great mu­si­cians-you write the right song, you send it to some­body, but I don’t have any­thing in mind at the mo­ment.” Shortly af­ter their break up last year, the 32-year-old singer went on to date Or­lando Bloom but she’s made it clear to her new beau that she wants to re­main close friends with John. A source said: “Katy and John re­main friends and care about each other. They just want to see each other happy. They have no an­i­mos­ity to­wards each other.” How­ever, her friend­ship with John is not a prob­lem for Or­lando and things have re­port­edly got so se­ri­ous be­tween Katy and the ‘Lord of the Rings’ ac­tor that he has even in­tro­duced her to his son Flynn, five, whom he has with his ex-wife Mi­randa Kerr.The in­sider ex­plained: “Katy and Or­lando are do­ing re­ally well. They have been hang­ing out a lot over the past two months. They are a very chill pair...They both com­mu­ni­cate great and laugh when they are around each other. “Katy has met Flynn, and they get along won­der­ful. She thinks he is so cute and such a well be­haved kid! Katy would [also] like kids one day, and she is vo­cal about that.”

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