We all know that Justin Bieber can be quite a troublemaker sometimes and often shocks the fans and media with his rebel without a cause behavior. This time however, it looks like his problematic actions at the Z100 Jingle Ball in NYC might have just cost organizers at least $1 million.
According to an insider, the pop star’s late appearance is what caused the huge money loss. “Justin Bieber was so late to the stage that he ended up costing the promoter millions of dollars in fines.”
The 22 year old mega star arrived at 10:30 P.M. via the secret ramp into Madison Square Garden.
“His car pulled up and he got out with his entourage and headed straight to his dressing room,” the insider informed. “Everyone was relieved to see him inside the building an hour before he was scheduled to take the stage at 11:30pm.”
However, their relief was short lived because as soon as it was time for him to go on stage, he was nowhere to be found.
“Eventually the organizers had to knock on his dressing room door and beg him to take the stage. He was paid to perform for 30 minutes, but the Garden has a midnight curfew. Any show that goes on past midnight cost the promoter millions in fine,” added the source.
Justin went on stage 15 minutes late, at 11:45 and refused to compromise and cut his performance short.
Because the fines were huge and scary for the promoters, “people were begging him again” once the clock stroke midnight, “but this time for him to end the show!”
However, despite their efforts to end the show at 12:00, “Justin refused to leave until 12:15 A.M. costing the producers millions and making a lot of fans mad that they missed their train home.”
Despite the inconveniences he caused, The New York Times wrote about Justin’s appearance in a very positive light, calling it “admirably professional and genial,” and even saying he appeared “around 11:30.”
I guess they were unaware how much 15 minutes count in some cases.