Justin Bieber performs in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia after calling him to cancel the show – .

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Justin Bieber performs in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia after calling him to cancel the show – .


Justin Bieber was seen on the Jeddah Corniche circuit in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, amid controversy over his appearance over the kingdom’s human rights practices.

The Canadian pop star, 27, donned a red ensemble consisting of a jersey and sports pants on stage for her performance in conjunction with the F1 Grand Prix, performing an ensemble that included the tracks Deserve You, Somebody and Hold On, according to TMZ.

His wife Hailey Baldwin, 25, shared a photo from the concert on her Instagram account, writing: “Go baby” to support her spouse, who has faced multiple requests to withdraw from the concert.

Latest: Justin Bieber, 27, was seen on the Jeddah Corniche circuit in Saudi Arabia on Sunday amid controversy over his appearance over the kingdom’s human rights practices

Other performers scheduled to take the stage for the F1 show included A $ AP Rocky, Jason Derulo, David Guetta and Tiesto.

Among those urging the Peaches singer to cancel was Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of the late Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in October 2018 by Saudi agents in Istanbul, Turkey.

US intelligence officials later said it was approved by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman; Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry said in a statement that it “completely rejects the negative, false and unacceptable assessment of the report regarding the leadership of the Kingdom.”

Cengiz, in a Washington Post article in November, said that the concert’s cancellation would be “a unique opportunity to send a powerful message to the world that your name and talent will not be used to restore a regime’s reputation.” that kills its critics. ‘

Bieber’s wife Hailey Baldwin, 25, shared a photo from the concert on her Instagram, writing: ‘Come on baby’ in support of her spouse, who has faced numerous requests to withdraw from the concert

Bieber performed a set including the tracks Deserve You, Somebody and Hold On

Bieber performed a set including the tracks Deserve You, Somebody and Hold On

The Canadian pop star donned a red ensemble consisting of a sports jersey and pants on stage for her performance in conjunction with the F1 Grand Prix

The Canadian pop star donned a red ensemble consisting of a sports jersey and pants on stage for her performance in conjunction with the F1 Grand Prix

She said that “nothing important happens in Saudi Arabia without her consent, and certainly not such an important and flashy event as this.”

“Your face is even featured on the event website along with his – my fiance’s executioner, Jamal. “

Cengiz added in the letter to Bieber: “If you refuse to be an MBS pawn, your message will be loud and clear: I am not playing for dictators. I prefer justice and freedom to money.

Among those urging the Peaches singer to cancel was Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of the late Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in October 2018 by Saudi agents in Istanbul, Turkey.  She was pictured in Washington, DC in October

Among those urging the Peaches singer to cancel was Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of the late Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in October 2018 by Saudi agents in Istanbul, Turkey. She was pictured in Washington, DC in October

Fans of singer Baby gathered for the concert in Jeddah on Sunday

Fans of singer Baby gathered for the concert in Jeddah on Sunday

The Human Rights Foundation condemned Bieber's performance last month in mobile billboards

The Human Rights Foundation condemned Bieber’s performance last month in mobile billboards

The President of the Human Rights Foundation, Céline Assaf-Boustani, said in a statement last month that “it would be disastrous for Justin Bieber, an artist with a vast global following and idolized by millions of people, to be used as a pawn by the murderous MBS regime ”. . ‘

Assaf-Boustani said that Bieber, “as someone who has expressed a commitment to civil rights and social justice … should stay true to his words and use his platform to raise awareness of the atrocities being perpetrated every day in Saudi Arabia, especially against members of the LGBTQ + community.

“This performance would contrast sharply with the fundamental values ​​to which he claims to subscribe. Music is not only a business, but also an influential art form that should not be bought by a brutal dictatorship. ‘

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