Justin Bieber Appears To Fall Asleep During Frank Ocean’s Coachella Set

Fans think they caught Justin Bieber falling asleep during Frank Ocean’s Coachella set.

BYCole Blake
Justin Bieber Appears To Fall Asleep During Frank Ocean’s Coachella Set

Justin Bieber appeared to be falling asleep during Frank Ocean's polarizing Coachella performance, last weekend. In a TikTok video shared by a nearby attendee, Bieber looked like he was dosing off with his eyes closed. Bieber previously remarked that he was "blown away" by the performance in a statement on social media. The moment came as Ocean sang “At Your Best (You Are Love).”

“Not justin bieber asleep @ the frank set,” user @pineappleonpisa wrote in the TikTok with crying emojis, “it’s past his bedtime.” “I was blown away by Frank Ocean’s Coachella performance,” Bieber previously wrote. “His artistry is simply unmatched, his style, his taste, his voice, his attention to detail…I was deeply moved. It made me want to keep going and get better as an artist. He continues to set the bar high and gave me a night I will never forget! Thanks Frank.”

Frank Ocean Performing On Stage

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 11: Frank Ocean performs at The Parklife Festival 2017 at Heaton Park on June 11, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Visionhaus#GP/Corbis via Getty Images)

Despite eager anticipation from fans, Ocean's set started an hour late and ended abruptly to comply with the festival's curfew restrictions. Additionally, Ocean performed mostly sitting down with his back to the crowd while also lip-syncing at several points. Reports from TMZ and Rolling Stone later claimed that Ocean’s performance “was adjusted at the last minute to account for an ankle injury the singer sustained during on-site rehearsals in the week leading up to the festival."

Despite the disappointing reactions from fans, one moment from Ocean's set that certainly stood out was the confirmation of a new album. While he didn't go into specifics, he did say: “It’s been so long. Everybody talks about how long it’s been. ‘It’s been so long, it’s been so long.’ But I have missed you,” Frank told the audience between songs. “I want to talk about why I’m here, because it’s not because of a new album. It’s because — not that there’s not a new album… but there’s not right now. Chill, chill, chill. No, it’s not right now.” As of now, Ocean is still scheduled to perform again at Coachella’s second weekend on April 23.

Justin Bieber Caught Dosing Off


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