Justin Bieber is set to perform at the V Music Festival for the first time at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex. His act is supposed to be one of the most challenging for the production managers of the event, with them having to deal with his requirements like 800 gallons of purified water at exactly 40 degrees celsius.
The performance in Essex on Saturday is to precede another one at Weston Park, Staffordshire, on Sunday. Saturday is also to feature Sia, Bastille, Stormy and Jess Glynne, while on Sunday, there is Rihanna alongside David Guetta, Years & Years, and Little Mix.
In London for the festival, Bieber visited the Dior store in Bond Street in a Y3 grey tracksuit, a cap and metallic aviators, and his bodyguard emerged a short while later carrying a large shopping bag.
This may be a consolatory gift to 17 years-old Sofia Richie, his new girlfriend who is also the daughter of music star Lionel Richie, and the sister of Nicole Richie. She is supposedly rather close to her father.
Her Instagram posts reveal her to be an avid admirer of Angelina Jolie, the proud parent of a French bulldog named Cairo Richie, and a budding fashionista who has appeared in ES Magazine, Teen Vogue, Vogue China, and modeled for Madonna’s Material Girl.
Richie appears to be friends with reality star Kylie Jenner, Bella Hadid, Alessandra Ambrosio, Cami Morrone and Jesse Jo Stark and thinks of creating her fashion line someday.
She became the centre of controversy last Monday when Bieber struck back at fans who had posted nasty comments about her on the pictures the couple posted of their holiday in Japan.
Selena Gomez, Beiber’s ex-girlfriend, had appeared out of the blue and was quite patronizing in commenting that one shouldn’t post pictures which one does not want fans to react to, as one should always consider how they feel.
This resulted in an exchange of words between the two and ended with the shocking revelation by Justin that Selena cheated on him as well with One Direction’s Zayn Malik.
The incident ended with Bieber deleting his account, having a whopping 77.8 million followers, actuating the threat he had made to his fans of making his account private following the trolling last weekend.
Gomez posted a message on Snapchat on Monday night, writing that she had been selfish and illogical in her actions.
Bieber continued to be troubled by social media when a picture which apparently shows him fondling his penis appeared on the Instagram account of his ex-girlfriend Chantal Jeffries.
There were also many lewd messages, and Selena Gomez had been tagged at a very sensitive spot of Bieber’s body.
This photo is very similar to an old one where Bieber is posing in the same way, though he is wearing bottoms in the earlier one.
While it was soon understood that the snap was doctored, and the account hacked, it brought to mind a previous case where Bieber’s actual nudes had indeed been leaked online. Thursday’s incident, though, failed to elicit any response from Selena.
However, Bieber seems to be having a gala time in the professional front, with Cold Water, a song in which he collaborated with Major Lazer and MO, remaining in the numero uno position in the Official Singles Chart for the fourth consecutive week.
There were almost 83,000 combined sales (consisting of 26,000 downloads and 5.67 million streams) of the single in the last week alone, which relegated another song, Let Me Love You, by him and DJ Snake, to the second position for the second week.
However the fact that such popularity has its downside as well can be evidenced yet again through the resurfacing of Dana Martin, who sent an envelope containing some white powder to a courthouse in Barre, Vermont. It turned out to be an anthrax hoax.