As many of y’all know, Justin Bieber and I have had beef for a while now. Really, it all started when he compared himself to Jay-Z and made that completely incorrect reference to Cam’ron in Teen Vogue. That was pretty much it for me. Shortly thereafter we had the Anne Frank situation, and I’ve just been over him in that way where it’s really easy to be over someone because you were never really into them anyway… lol. But I think it’s fair to report on all the Bieber goings-ons, not just the ones that I find to be totally wack. The Biebs recently performed in Istanbul and paid his respect to the religion of many of his concert-goers, which I thought was a good look. Click inside to learn more.
E! has the story:
Justin Bieber sure knows how to make his Turkish fans happy.
The 19-year-old singer halted his concert in Istanbul twice to honor the Azan.
The Azan, which also goes by a few other names like the adhan, is the Islamic call to prayer and occurs in the main mosque five times a day.
Fans were shocked and delighted at [sic] when the “Boyfriend” singer paused his show for the first time thanking the singer for being “respectful” and a “great man.”
Concertgoers flooded Twitter with their heartfelt comments about the singer’s decision to observe the prayer call…
I am really excited to have read a story about Justin that did not make me squirm, or want to blog my fury away. I don’t know exactly why he interrupted his show for the azan, I don’t know if he was trying to impress people like me, but I’d like to think he just showed some respect to his fans because, well, it was a positive gesture.
Now, the thought of people pausing during a Justin Bieber concert to pray might sound bizarre… or hilarious… but I’m not going there. DMX totally used to pray at the end of his concerts, and I’m sure non-fans would have been weirded out by that, lol.
Here’s hoping we have more moments like this from Bieber, and less… um… tattoos.