One-on-one shots with the Biebster are no more.
Say goodbye to that future Facebook default photo.
Regardless of how awkward and miserable Justin Bieber looked in his expensive AF “Purpose World Tour” M&G photos, you can’t deny the fandom’s itch to get a photo with the pop prince even if it cost them $2,000 dollars. Unfortunately, the opportunity to get in on one of those offers is no longer.
Bkstg, which serves as the company that was handling the M&G sessions, has issued a cancellation on all future VIP photo opps with the pop star, citing “a security incident” as the reason. Peep their statement below.
During a recent show, there was a security incident that caused our team to have to meet and re-think how meet and greets were handled. This is a new tour with new venues almost every night and still a changing process, but we have decided for the time being that this is our best course of action.
While the company is offering Beliebers refunds and an alternate VIP hangout session, “where both pics and videos can be taken of Justin, just no longer a group pic with him,” there are no partial refunds for the cancellation, so it sounds like it’s a take it or leave it kind of deal.
If Team Bieber is concerned about security measures during what’s probably the blink-or-you’ll-miss it M&G opportunities, there’s a very good chance that the $2,000 bucks spent for this JB lounge will not get you a solo shot with the pop prince. As viable of a reason as it is, they should have saw this coming or attempted to organize some sort of set-up, where JB feels safe and is out of harm’s way when it comes to meeting these fans.
The Justin Bieber “I’ll Show You” M&G package has been changed into a VIP hangout, due to a security scare. pic.twitter.com/IU7ZydJump
— JustinBieberCrew.com (@JBCrewdotcom) March 22, 2016
Shortly after the news broke, Justin took to Instagram to apologize to his fans for the cancelled packages, offering a different kind of reason for the cancellation.
Love u guys.. I’m going to be canceling my meet and greets. I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people’s spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy.. Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression .. The pressure of meeting people’s expectations of what I’m supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders. Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised. Can’t tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn’t so hard on me.. And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I’m in to give you the best show you have ever seen 😉