Justin Bieber‘s first-ever concert in India was not well-received.
The singer performed for to a massive crowd of nearly 50,000 at Mumbai’s D.Y. Patil Stadium on Tuesday (May 9, 2017). Though you would assumed Beliebers would be going nuts over this momentous occasion, that was not the case. In fact, many fans flooded social media with complaints and accused the 23-year-old of lip syncing during the performance.
I’ve never seen an artist give that many 0 fucks in my life. If you’re going 2 lip sync, atleast attempt 2 sync your lips #JustinBieberIndia
— Kaneez Surka (@kaneezsurka) May 10, 2017
Bieber was so bad it was hilarious. He had the stage presence of khichdi. Plus kaafi lip sync.
(Lucky that my tickets were free :D)
— Ashish Shakya (@stupidusmaximus) May 10, 2017
Feeling sorry for people who paid 76k to see Justin Bieber do lip sync in hot humid Mumbai evening. #justinbieberindia
— Boring… (@graphicalcomic) May 10, 2017
— Marlon Moraes (@marlon_moraes14) May 11, 2017
— Shareq Inamdar (@itssrq) May 11, 2017
However, some fans defended Bieber, claiming the Canadian crooner may have chosen to lip sync due to the overwhelming heat. While Bieber appeared to have used backing vocals during songs like “Let Me Love You,” he did sing live during the acoustic portion of his show.
— n (@NlovesOneD) May 11, 2017
However, that wasn’t the only backlash Bieber received since touching down in India.
Just days before he was set to hit the stage, Bieber’s tour rider — which included everything from use of a private jet and luxury vehicles to a licensed female masseuse flown in from Kerala — was leaked online. At the time, fans were not responding well to his lengthy demands.
Justin Bieber’s India tour rider includes a “Indian Yoga casket”, a jacuzzi and a press release that lists all his demands out for you. pic.twitter.com/afwHpMJHJM
— Arjun S Ravi (@arjun_s_ravi) May 3, 2017
Before every show – Justin Bieber jacks off 12 times. pic.twitter.com/IGZqlasdqM
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) May 3, 2017
Being over-demanding is the second worst thing about Justin Bieber. The first is not having Alphonso mangoes in his demand list.
— Ojas. (@Ojasism) May 10, 2017
Inspired by Justin Bieber, I demanded a five star hotel room and business class tickets from my client.
They just hired another comedian.
— Sapan Verma (@sapanv) May 3, 2017
Hmm, do you think it’s too late for him to say sorry?