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Justin Bieber will not be fined for going 30 minutes past a local curfew on Monday night, as a result of the pop star leaving his fans waiting two hours to start the show.
Bieber was late to his show at London's O2 Arena, and it was rumored that he could have been fined up to $450,000 for going past the curfew.
However, a rep for the Royal Borough of Greenwich has confirmed to The Huffington Post UK that Bieber won’t be fined.
They explained they have "not taken any action against the owners of The O2 in relation to Justin Bieber's recent performance, as no breach of our licensing conditions took place."
They further clarified, “It is simply a contractual issue between AEG and the artist involved, as there is no requirement for performances to finish by 11pm,” continuing, “… We take any complaints made in relation to the venue very seriously, but it is an urban myth to suggest that we have ever levied a fine in relation to a performance there.”
E! Online reports that although Bieber won’t be penalized in a financial capacity, his fans showed just how disappointed they were in him for showing up late when they booed him by the time he got on stage.
He took to Twitter to defend himself, saying “There is no excuse for that and I apologize for anyone we upset. However it was a great show and I'm proud of that."
The tardiness was blamed on “technical issues.”