Remember that London concert that Justin Bieber started 2 hours late that upset so many people (including many of his heartbroken young fans) earlier this week? Welp, it looks like JB is going to have to pay a hefty price for his extreme tardiness. The Greenwich Council in London has decided to fine The Biebs £10,000 for every minute that he exceeded the concert performance curfew. As a result, JB has been slapped with a £300,000 fine! Yikes!
Justin Bieber has been fined £300,000 by Greenwich Council for showing up late for his gig at London’s O2 Arena earlier this week (March 4). The Canadian pop sensation arrived onstage almost two hours later than planned and, according to Digital Spy, he has been handed a hefty financial penalty for causing the gig to overrun. Greenwich Council have reportedly fined the singer £10,000 per minute for exceeding a live music curfew. Due to the late start, Bieber’s set didn’t finish until 11.30pm, meaning it ran 30 minutes later than the venue’s noise ban, which is said to be enforced at 11pm. Bieber was originally scheduled to begin performing at 8.30pm, but didn’t appear onstage until 10.20pm, by which time the audience were loudly booing … Bieber has been touring the UK for the past week and performed a second show at the O2 Arena yesterday evening (March 5). During his stay in the UK, Bieber’s behaviour has been erratic. Celebrating turning 19 on March 1, he described it as his “worst birthday” when his underage guests were turned away from London’s Cirque du Soir club.
While £300,000 (which translates to $450,751) may sound like an insane amount of money, it’s really just a pittance to someone with Justin Bieber‘s fortune. Still, a fine like this should send the young popstar a strong message that the behavior he exhibited Monday night is not tolerated in London. They’re not taking his bullshizz, y’all. For the record, it should be noted that Justin started his concert at London’s O2 Arena last night 2 minutes EARLY. It would appear that the young man did, in fact, learn his lesson. Let’s see how long he can stay on his best behavior.