Justin Bieber has a love/hate relationship with Instagram. After leaving the service in August, Bieber joked to a London audience on Tuesday night (Nov. 29) that he’s “90 percent sure” that the pic-posting app is “for the devil” and that it is “hell.”
Before the comments, he gave the screaming Beliebers some hope that he might get back to posting selfies soon. “Who thinks I should get my Instagram back?” he asked to ear-piercing screams.
Then, in a fan-posted video of the show at the O2 Arena on the singer’s Purpose Tour, Bieber said, “Nah, I don’t want to get my Instagram back… I’m sure… I think hell is Instagram. I’m 90 percent sure.
We get sent to hell, we get like locked in the Instagram server.” Considering it was the final show on the European leg of the tour.
Justin told the crowd he wasn’t sure what he was going to do when he went home, teasing that he might just take some Instas and not upload them.
Tuesday night’s show was the final 2016 date of the “Love Yourself” crooner’s Purpose world tour. He is scheduled to resume the global trek in February 2017 in Mexico before traveling to Australia, Brazil, Puerto Rico and Italy, among others.
“This is our last show … and I don’t know what I’m going to do when I go home,” Bieber told fans in London. “I’m just gonna be, like, doing nothing … and lay around my room, take Instagram pictures and not upload them. ‘Oh, they would love this one!’”
The heartthrob deleted his Instagram account in August, shortly after he got into an online fight with his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, who chimed in on one of his posts about then-girlfriend Sofia Richie. “If you can’t handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol,” the “Kill Em With Kindness” singer, 24, wrote after Bieber begged fans to stop being “so mean” to Richie, 18. “Don’t be mad at your fans. They love you.”
Bieber replied, saying he’s “not one for anyone receiving hate,” to which Gomez retaliated: “Funny how the ones that cheated multiple times, are pointing the finger at the ones that were forgiving and supportive, no wonder fans are mad.” Bieber deleted his Instagram page shortly after.