Justin Bieber meant no disrespect when he swept off two Argentine flags during a concert last weekend in Buenos Aires.
Videos have surfaced showing the singer kicking two flags and also using his microphone stand to sweep them off the stage.
The 19-year-old took to Twitter and issued a series of apologies for something he says he first thought was a bra thrown on stage.
“heard about what is going on with me down in Argentina and im shocked. I love Argentina and have had some of the best shows of my tour there, people throw stuff on my stage all show and i get it to the stage hands to get off so no one got hurt. that video i saw a bra and thought it was a shirt. Im being told by my team it was a shirt but even if it was a flag I would never do anything to disrespect Argentina,” he wrote.
The singer, who has made a slew of headlines during the South American leg of his world tour, stressed his regrets further.
“Or the people of Argentina or the fans. Im so sorry for anyone who took my actions the wrong way and I hope you can forgive this mistake so once again to the people of Argentina,” he continued. “Im sorry if that was taken the wrong way and im sorry for my mistake. I hope u can accept this.”
Adding, “I would never do anything to disrespect my fans. I dont like having to defend myself but this time it was needed as I mean no disrespect”
Justin will next stop in Mexico City for two nights starting on November 18 before heading to New Zealand and Australia.
-- Jesse Spero