May 04, 2013 03:45:40 GMT
The 'Beauty and a Beat' singer and his crew blew passport check at Istanbul airport, prompting airport officials to stop them from leaving.
Justin Bieber and his crew caused ruckus at Sabiha Gokcen Airport in Istanbul Turkey when they went through passport check without presenting their documents. On Wednesday night, May 1, Bieber and staffers, who landed in Turkey for "Believe" tour show, went straight to their waiting car.
Airport officials ran to their car and prevented them from leaving until the procedure was carried out. The pop star's guards and airport officials reportedly had a lengthy argument. Later, other airport officials arrived at the scene and conducted inspection on the curb. Bieber and team were allowed to leave afterward.
Although Bieber seemed to be in trouble during his arrival in the country, he impressed both fans and general public when he stopped his Thursday concert twice to honor Muslim prayer call, Azan. Azan is a call for Muslims to stop their activities to pray, which is carried out five times a day. According to E! News, Turkish fans were "shocked and delighted" when he halted the concert for the first time. In addition, they thanked him for being "respectful" and a "great man."
Bieber's thoughtful gesture garnered warm responses on Twitter as well. "The fact that Justin Bieber stopped his show in Turkey for the adhan when Muslim artists don't even do that is really commendable," a Twitter user wrote. Another tweeted, "I'm not a Justin Bieber fan but as a Muslim, I got a lot of respect for him cos of what he did." Another wrote, "I have MAD respect for Justin Bieber for stopping his performance in Turkey during prayer, twice. #RESPECT."
Bieber is currently in "Believe" tour. He is set to perform in Dubai this weekend.