A Melbourne Belieber has copped the full wrath of a rankled Justin Bieber after doggedly trying to snap a selfie with the peroxided popstar.
Despite the Biebs’ very public and fairly un-misinterpretable statement last year in which he declared he was done with fan photos —
“If you happen to see me out somewhere know that I’m not gonna take a picture I’m done taking pictures. […] I realize people will be disappointed but I don’t owe anybody a picture.”
— 20-year-old Sabah Helal refused to accept defeat, and — armed with her smartphone — stalked the ‘Sorry’ singer to the carpark of Melbourne’s Crown Casino and went in for the kill.
Bieber reportedly warned her: “You’re invading my privacy, I don’t want a photo”, but the unflappable fan “told him [she] was going to take the photo anyway.”
Then, when she began to get all snap-happy, Bieber snapped back: “Look at you, you make me sick”.
It’s a very different Biebs to the one we saw on the streets of Perth last weekend, who happily chatted with fans, played up to the cameras and flaunted his physical prowess and skate skillz in broad daylight for all to see.
Guess he must have just woken up on the wrong side of his giant pile of money?
Anyway, the over-eager Belieber’s mum, Houda Bennaoui, reckons she’s “disgusted” by the whole thing.
“My daughter was bawling her eyes out. She was dying to meet him and then he humiliated her,” she told the local paper. “After years of supporting him, my daughter will never see him again in concert.”
At least he didn’t punch her in the face, though, like he did to a male fan in Barcelona last year who got a little to close for comfort.
Despite plenty of peeps criticising Bieber’s Aussie performances on social media for being somewhat lacklustre, Music Feeds reviewer Tobias Handke reckons his Melbourne show was “one of the best pop productions this country has seen in years”.
Bieber’s Purpose Australian tour heads to Brisbane tomorrow before wrapping up in Sydney on Wednesday.
Catch footage of his harsh words to Belieber Helal, below.