Justin Bieber is recovering from a string of incidents over the weekend that may have literally caught him with his pants down but concluded with him getting hit with a bottle onstage. One gets the sense both Bieber and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford are the only individuals thinking the other is worse off.
The Daily Mail reports Bieber was seen leaving a brothel Friday while he continues his Believe world tour. Pictures show a man with bedsheets wrapped around him with handlers nearby trying to shield his face as he left Centauros, a well-known brothel in Rio de Janeiro.
A source told the publication Bieber believed it was a private members' club and planned to go there to escape the throng of fans outside of his hotel.
However, while covering his face, a wraparound tattoo on Bieber's left wrist and forearm indicated it was actually the pop star. A series of photos show two handlers/bodyguards (one behind him, one in front) guiding Bieber with a blanket over his head. He's led to a black SUV before it leaves. It's alleged two females who were also at the brothel left the brothel to return to Bieber's hotel separately.
Bieber made no comment regarding the brothel incident but also made headlines for his shows in Brazil over the weekend. On Saturday during a Sao Paolo gig, Bieber was hit with what appeared to be a blue plastic bottle before leaving the stage and not returning. In a YouTube clip (embedded above) Bieber was singing "Boyfriend" and bent over when a projectile appears to hit him in his left hand. His microphone drops out of his hand with Bieber glaring in the direction it came from before leaving.
"In the end there was no farewell, no thanks and no rendition of his most famous song," Brazilian music critic Felipe Gladiador wrote of the concert cut short. "Once again the music was left to one side and the ego took over, his blood boiled and the rebellious teenager wiped out the talented singer. A night of fun was overshadowed by a few seconds of anger and immaturity."
The Daily Mail reported Bieber stopped the concert early but judging by his setlists on the current tour, "Boyfriend" is often the first song of a two-song encore that ends with "Baby." So if he did leave it most likely was not early or halfway through the concert.
However, fans were also irked by Bieber at the Sao Paolo gig for reportedly kicking Brazil's national flag which landed on a walkway. This came following fans waiting approximately 80 minutes for Bieber to start his concert at Sao Paolo's Anhembi Arena.
The tour continues later this week in Paraguay.
Justin Bieber (2013)
<strong>Location:</strong> Dubai <strong>What happened:</strong> A fan suddenly <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/06/justin-bieber-attacked-on-stage-dubai_n_3222124.html" target="_blank">rushed the stage </a>toward Justin Bieber as he played a grand piano, prompting security guards to dash after the person. The scene escalated as they halted the fan onstage, knocking the piano on its legs in the process. A young man claiming to be the overzealous fan called into Virgin Radio Dubai the following day, saying he only wanted to "hug him and maybe take a picture."
Danny Brown (2013)
<strong>Location:</strong> Minneapolis <strong>What happened:</strong> Rapper Danny Brown invited female fans to join him onstage during a concert, and one used the opportunity to get a little closer than expected. The woman <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/30/danny-brown-oral-sex_n_3185192.html" target="_blank">pulled down Broan's pants</a> and attempted to give him unsolicited oral sex while he continued to rap, although no official confirmation has emerged regarding the activity that took place between the two.
Tim McGraw (2007)
<strong>Location:</strong> Lafayette, La. <strong>What happened:</strong> A fan <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20048873,00.html" target="_blank">groped Tim McGraw's crotch</a> during a concert on his and wife Faith Hill's headlining tour, prompting Mrs. McGraw to speak out about the incident when she took the stage. "Somebody needs to teach you some class, my friend," she told the fan. "You don't go grabbin' somebody else's, somebody's husband's [private parts], you understand me? That's very disrespectful."
Limp Bizkit (2003)
<strong>Location:</strong> Chicago <strong>What happened:</strong> While performing as part of Metallica's Summer Sanitarium tour, Fred Durst and his colleagues were <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1474912/durst-gets-booed-walks-offstage.jhtml" target="_blank">pummeled with bottles, spare change and chants of "f— Fred Durst."</a> After half an hour, the band ended the show and unleashed an expletive-laden rant on the hostile crowd.
Kings of Leon (2010)
<strong>Location:</strong> St. Louis <strong>What happened:</strong> It wasn't fans who decided they weren't pleased with Kings of Leon's performance. Instead it was a pigeon that decided to express its discontent by <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/24/kings.of.leon.pigeons/index.html" target="_blank">pouring its droppings into bassist Jared Followill's mouth</a>. The band ended the show after only three songs.
Britney Spears (2009)
<strong>Location:</strong> Hartford, Conn. <strong>What happened:</strong> Britney Spears was performing "Womanizer" during an encore when an audience member lept onto the stage. Spears was visibly frightened, shaking and calling for help into a microphone headset that was obviously turned off. (Skip ahead to the 2:15 marker to watch Spears' brief freakout.)
Amy Winehouse (2008)
<strong>Location:</strong> Pilton, England <strong>What happened:</strong> While performing at the Glastonbury Festival, Amy Winehouse climbed down from the stage to sing among the crowd. A fan tossed his hat into the air, hitting Winehouse's beehive hairdo and prompting her to take out her ire by <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7481408.stm" target="_blank">elbowing an unsuspecting fan</a> who had not actually thrown the hat.
Fall Out Boy (2007)
<strong>Location:</strong> Chicago <strong>What happened:</strong> During a SPIN Magazine party at a rock club, Fall Out Boy's acoustic set was punctuated by a fan shouting insults at the band, particularly lead singer Pete Wentz, <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1562284/pete-wentz-gives-his-side-heckler-beatdown.jhtml" target="_blank">calling him a "sellout."</a> Wentz engaged the fan in some onstage banter but proceeded with the show. While he was exiting the venue after the show, the heckler grabbed Wentz's hoodie, and Wentz punched him in retaliation.
<strong>Location:</strong> Fishkill, N.Y. <strong>What happened:</strong> After a 15-year-old concertgoer tossed something onto the stage during Akon's performance, the rapper summoned the crowd to point out the perpetrator. Security guards then brought the teen onstage, and Akon proceeded to lift him onto his shoulders and <a href="http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/people/2007-06-07-akon_N.htm" target="_blank">fling him back into the crowd</a>. He landed on another crowd member, who reportedly suffered a concussion.
The Rolling Stones (1981)
<strong>Location:</strong> Hampton, Va. <strong>What happened:</strong> A fan <a href="http://www.esquire.com/the-side/feature/ten-fan-fights-071008#slide-6" target="_blank">bum-rushed the stage</a> as The Rolling Stones performed "Satisfaction" during an encore. With hardly a second thought, Keith Richards knocked down the admirer with his guitar, plugged it back in and continued the performance.
Courtney Love (2004)
<em>Then again, sometimes artists turn the tables on their fans, as Courtney Love did in 2004:</em> <strong>Location:</strong> New York City <strong>What happened:</strong> Courtney Love was arrested after she flung a microphone stand into the crowd during a Greenwich Village concert, hitting a fan. She <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/21/nyregion/21love.html" target="_blank">appeared in Manhattan court several months later</a>, and her sentencing required her to pay the fan's $2,236 medical bills, stay out of trouble for a year and complete a drug treatment program.