Justin Bieber knows a thing or two about coping with haters. His advice? “Be Yourself.”
And that’s exactly what the pop superstar told fellow partygoers during his impromptu performance and speech at the 1Oak nightclub in West Hollywood, California, on Saturday night.
Assorted videos posted by guests and the club organizers, who regularly see Bieber at the hotspot, reveals the seemingly tipsy 22-year-old singer sitting on the DJ booth, entertaining the crowd by singing along to his hits and seat-dancing.
At one point, Justin — who wore a turquoise hoodie and tan chinos — spoke to the audience about coping with being a hate figure.
Entertainment Tonight’s alleged footage showed the heartthrob fall backwards while his smash “Sorry” was playing before he was allegedly helped up by security, but the Inquisitr couldn’t find any clips to support that claim.
Nevertheless, the Biebs honestly admitted he might be drunk during his candid speech. “Yo, you guys havin’ a good night tonight?” he began, before (probably humorously) assuring one and all that he was “not going to give like a 30-minute speech” because he’s “not Kanye West.”
“I think people hate on people who are themselves, you know?” Justin mused. “Maybe I’m drunk or maybe I’m just speaking real s**t, but I feel like a lot of the reason why there’s so many people that hate on me is ’cause I’m just myself.”
The singer went on to say, “You know, you can hate on me for being myself, too, but… if you just are yourself and are OK with just being yourself and making spontaneous decisions and just, like, wearing whatever you want to wear and doing whatever you want to do — we’re going to make bad decisions sometimes, but we ultimately want to make good decisions.”
Justin concluded, by earnestly declaring, “So let’s try to make the best decisions as we possibly know how to give and have a good night!”
By all accounts, the Canadian did exactly that. According to reports, the Biebs’ evening began by dropping into The Nice Guy, encored by his impromptu performance and speech at 1Oak. Somewhere during all that, the “Purpose” singer snapped a selfie with the veteran rocker, Marilyn Manson.
“Night out in la with the boys,” Justin wrote by the black-and-white of him and Manson hamming for the lens.
The odd-couple photo comes after months of the pair’s growing mutual appreciation, mostly expressed through the wearing of T-shirts.
“Bigger than Bieber,” the 47-year-old’s caption read, in a clear reference to the Biebs’ donning a T-shirt bearing the likeness of Manson during his recently-kicked-off Purpose World Tour.
Bigger than Bieber pic.twitter.com/2Y5LPxu6w6
— Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) March 17, 2016
The T-shirt Bieber wears onstage, which Manson is alluding to, was in fact designed by Jerry Lorenzo’s Los Angeles-based label, Fear Of God. The front reveals Marilyn Manson’s likeness. The back reads “Bigger Than Satan Bieber” in bold red lettering.
Rewinding to last July, Manson made it known that Bieber’s T-shirt choices are on his radar during the younger singer’s trip to Sydney, Australia, to attend an annual Pentecostal Hillsong Church conference. While Down under, the Biebs was spotted wearing a Manson-featuring T-shirt (from Marilyn’s Antichrist Superstar collection) during his visit.
Paparazzi-shot photos of Bieber’s mass selfie-taking with fans wearing a Marilyn Manson-featuring T-shirt blew up worldwide, like everything Bieber does. Local press and television networks covered it, followed by international media.
By the following morning, Marilyn Manson had tweeted a seeming endorsement of Bieber using his likeness.
At the time, Manson asked, “Preach. Where are you now? Church,” referencing the Biebs’ collaborative “Where Are Ü Now” single with Jack Ü’s Diplo and Skrillex.
Preach. Where are you now? Church. pic.twitter.com/UHRXq1vfHw
— Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) July 1, 2015
Manson followed it up with a tweet directed to Bieber, writing, “@justinbieber the real HELL word.”
@justinbieber the real HELL word
— Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) July 1, 2015
Two months later, when Bieber debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with “What Do You Mean?” he recorded a video for his fans wearing the same T-shirt. Again, Manson approved.
This is the only time I can’t be mad for letting someone wear my shirt home after sex. pic.twitter.com/bErx86OAcY
— Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) September 8, 2015
Meanwhile, it’s not just Bieber’s Purpose World Tour that’s making headlines. Before partying on Saturday, the seemingly lovesick singer Instagrammed another throwback picture of his former girlfriend, Selena Gomez, a few hours earlier.
“Feals,” is the caption he added shortly after posting the Jelena photo. And, it certainly did put millions of Bieber and Gomez fans in their feels, not to mention fans of the Biebs former gal pal, Hailey Baldwin.
At least, Justin was being himself. Which, seems to have gone down well with Selena, who “liked” the Instagram within seconds of her ex posting it. Oh, Jelena.
[Images via Larry Marano/Getty Images]