The singer performed stripped down versions of four of his hits – ‘What Do You Mean?’, ‘Love Yourself’, Major Lazer collaboration ‘Cold Water’ and DJ Snake hook-up ‘Let Me Love You’ – plus covers of Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’ and Tupac’s ‘Thugz Mansion’ in a special set yesterday (September 1) to kick off Radio 1’s Live Lounge Month.
During the session, some fans wrote on Twitter that his interview segments with hosts Clara Amfo and Nick Grimshaw were “cringey” and “awkward”.
Hahahaha justin bieber is such an awkward person to interview felt sorry for Clara and Grimmy
— Ambah (@ambahsimpson) September 1, 2016
Most cringey and awkward interview and live lounge with Justin Bieber! Someone please knock him off his ego pedal stall #R1LiveLoungeMonth
— Danielle Steel (@DanielleSteel7) September 1, 2016
However, other fans shared more positive comments about the quality of his vocals during the performance.
can you believe justin bieber invented angelic holy vocals pic.twitter.com/VHmF3fc0Bn
— ????????????? (@rudesawakening) September 1, 2016
— Sabrina (@0ntarioBieber) September 1, 2016
After the performance, Bieber took to Twitter to tell fans he had been struck with nerves during his time on Radio 1. “I don’t usually get nervous but tonight I was thrown off and I was. Sorry about that. Really wanted to be my best. Hope u all had fun,” he wrote.
I don’t usually get nervous but tonight I was thrown off and I was. Sorry about that. Really wanted to be my best. Hope u all had fun
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) September 1, 2016
Bieber’s camp were recently forced to deny rumours that he was miming during his headline set at last month’s V Festival. Read the NME review of his controversial V set here.
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