Justin Bieber fans descend en masse on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding at Florence's Forte De Belvedere in Italy in the mistaken belief the singer was invited to the greatest wedding of all time.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's austerity-defying wedding devoured the Internet and the media whole on Saturday. But, one demographic dared to show a complete lack of interest in the extravaganza's leading stars. You may know them as Justin Bieber fans --- or their preferred name --- Beliebers.
Mail Online and People report Beliebers descended on the 16th century Forte De Belvedere where Kanye and Kim, their families and guests, including, John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen, rappers Tyga and Common, fashion designer Valentino and more, decamped after pre-wedding celebrations dinner at the Palace of Versailles and other malarkey in Paris.
The British newspaper revealed Bieber fans - in the end, around 250 - began arriving at Forte Belvedere at 8 am.
They reportedly proceeded to sing Justin's hits, clutch posters, photographs, wore "I love you Justin" T-shirts, and marked their skin with devotional messages --- while some males came dressed as the superstar.
People reports rumors that Bieber might go to the the Kardashian-West nuptials sparked up after he joked with an Italian journalist (irony is apparently wasted on such, the singer winked as he spoke), saying, "I'll be in Italy in a few weeks" when he was asked at theVanity Fair-Giorgio Armani party in Antibes during the Cannes Film Festival.
(Photo: Justin Bieber fans waiting outside Forte de Belvedere on Saturday.)
Fast forward to a week later and --- as Mail Online reports --- two ambulances attended the scene as fans craned to see inside the blacked out SUV's arriving at Belvedere.
At one point, security reportedly gave the teen fans water as they became dehydrated, while others were given pizza.
Fans reportedly screamed and banged on the windows of the wedding convoy, desperate for a glimpse of Bieber. The newspaper quoted one unidentified source who said a teenage fan asked for medical attention and was taken away in an ambulance.
(Photo: Bieber Fans surround car hoping for a glimpse of Justin.)
The witness dismissively added: "She was completely alert and awake so not that dramatic. She climbed in herself."
Gawker reporter Max Read, who happened to be on holiday in Florence at the time, reported fans "massed outside the tall, stone walls... prepared to seize Belvedere if necessary."
He described a snapshot of screaming fans, confused tourists, attention seekers and various Italian media, noting his inability to communicate substantively with any of the milling fans.
By sunset, the siege was over.
At the time the Bieber fans mayhem went down, a blissfully unaware Justin was coming off a full week of partying in Cannes during its famous film festival. By Friday, he was at large in Monte Carlo, Monaco, attending a fashion show the day before the principality's Formula 1 Grand Prix.
The 20-year-old singer posted an Instagram snap of himself on a yacht day along with the caption: "'I just wanna go fast' – Ricky Bobby. Monaco #Formula1," a reference to the F1 champion movie character played by Will Ferrell in Talladega Nights (2006.)
(Photo: Bieber in Monaco.)
Photographs of Bieber aboard a yacht with pals, meeting fans and president and CEO of Formula One Management/Admin Bernie Ecclestone have since surfaced.
Of Monaco's panorama, Justin posted a view of the harbor captioned,"I'm not perfect but God is."
He later uploaded a dawn image by the rocks, writing: "Went to watch the sunrise by the rocks. A moment I will never forget."
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[Images via Mail Online.]