Justin Bieber: Argentina Government Won’t “Allow” Me To Perform
Justin Bieber says the Argentinian government will not let him bring his “Purpose World Tour” and perform in the South American country.
Bieber tweeted to fans on Monday, “Argentinian beliebers I would like nothing more than to bring the #purposetour there but the Argentinian government won’t allow it. So sorry.” He went on in a second tweet, “If things were to change I would love to come but at this time I cannot. For everyone else in South America I look forward to seeing you.”
“Argentina I do love you,” Bieber added. “It is in fact one of my favorite places to tour. I wish this was not the case. My lawyers say it is what it is.” Minutes later, he returned to Twitter again to insist, “Argentinian beliebers I would like nothing more than to bring the #purposetour there but until the legal conditions change there I can’t.”
The superstar then tweeted a gif from his “Sorry” music video, writing, “Sorry Argentina. I love you.” As Gossip Cop has reported, Bieber has a complicated relationship with the country. On his last tour in 2013, he was accused of desecrating the Argentinian flag when he kicked it off stage while performing in Bueno Aires. Bieber, however, was unaware that the object was the nation’s flag, and was just trying to get it out of the way so he wouldn’t slip.
Still, the singer offered a formal apology. But more trouble followed when, in 2014, he was ordered back to the country to testify about an alleged paparazzo assault that took place when he was there the year prior. When he didn’t show, an arrest warrant was issued in April of 2015. It was reported, however, that the warrant was revoked last summer, but the charges related to the case were not dismissed.
More recently, Bieber was accused of desecrating the Argentinian flag a second time just last month. As Gossip Cop reported, a fan waiting outside his SUV in New York threw the flag at his face when he rolled down the window. Taken aback and not even knowing what it was, Bieber tossed it back out of his vehicle. Though he intended no harm or offense, he was criticized by Argentinians once more.