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Bieber's Crew

Stages Mutiny

Over Japan Concert

5/5/2011 6:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber's scheduled concerts in Japan could be torpedoed because of a crew mutiny ... TMZ has learned.

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Many crew members have flat out refused to go to Japan for two concerts later this month, because they're afraid of the cancer risks from the recent nuclear disaster.  They also fear another earthquake.  Short story -- they are refusing to go to Osaka for a May 17 concert and another concert two days later in Tokyo.

Today in Adelaide, Australia, an angry Scooter Braun -- Justin's manager -- exploded at the crew ... sources who were there tell TMZ.

Braun told the crew, "Man the f**k up and do the right thing by these kids."

But during the meeting -- the 3rd one in 4 days -- members of the crew fired back that it wasn't safe to go and Avril Lavigne and Slash had canceled their Japan concerts.

Scooter said Justin did not want to disappoint the kids who bought tickets and that the Japanese government had given an "all clear" -- that it was safe to be in both cities.

And Scooter noted, Maroon 5 is full steam ahead for its upcoming Japanese concerts.

As of now, there's a stalemate, and the Japanese concerts are in jeopardy.

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76.

Kiko    

Just texted a friend who is on the JB "crew". Says this whole thing is BS and the issue hasn't been brought by anyone. "If anything it's JB or his mom trying to figure a way to skip that leg without looking bad..."

1244 days ago
77.

PhilipMarkum    

Kiko, that's exactly what I said in an earlier post for a similar reason. :-)

1244 days ago
78.

Kiko    

via text: "Some guessing it's an insurance thing. If JB bails, insurance won't cover JPN losses, if crew "bails" that's something out of their control and insurance will have to cover losses and lawsuits. That's conpiracy theory numbr 1. EVERYONE talking about this now. lol."

1244 days ago
79.

Roadie Man    

Perhaps if AEG and JB treated the crew better ... perhaps they would be more cooperative - The crew only gets paid when they work - no work, no pay, this is a consideration that needs to be made before calling them "*******" ....

1244 days ago
80.

Mark Proctor    

Well as long as the Japanese Govt. says it's safe...

1244 days ago
81.

sharkfossil    

May 5th.....
News Update
A 6.1 earthquake hit below the sea floor off the coast of the Japanese island of Honshu today, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The depth of the quake is 15 miles, the USGS said and the epicenter is located 172 miles from Sendai, near the same zone as the aftershocks that followed the March 11 quake. The Japan Meteorological Agency has so far not released any tsunami warning.

Still think they be pu**y's in the band?

1244 days ago
82.

mojo    

Please keep SLASH out of this argument. His gig(s) were scheduled during the immediate days following the first earthquake. Not 2 months later. Iii|; )'

1244 days ago
83.

3Storms    

I'd go to Japan in a heartbeat. Those KIDS are just stupid and ignorant. The radiaiton is contained in a relatively small area and Japan is mostly uneffected by it.

1244 days ago
84.

Kobe652    

This is the most stupid attitude I have seen so far: Osaka is 1200 km from Fukushima, that is exactly the distance from Chernobyl to Paris. From the beginning there was absolutely no risk at all being in Osaka. Plus, the young Japanese people can really do with a little Bieber support these days.

1244 days ago
85.

James    

That's pretty stupid... who would have ever guessed that roadies for Justin Bieber would be anything less than geniuses?

1244 days ago
86.

Robert    

Yeh I wouldn't trust those japanese officials on the matter with the was they handled information of the increasing leaks. They' just want to save their economy at this point. Go watch videos of the dead farm animals near the nuclear site. No thanks.

1244 days ago
87.

Franc    

Unless JB is giving 100% of his profits to the Japanese victim, I agree with his crew. No one should be buying tickets for this.

1244 days ago
88.

asdf    

Justin Beiber is not worthy dying over. He isn't worth farting over!

1244 days ago
89.

I Chinee    

@steve


If you don't like Americans what are you doing on this site then. And why are you so worried about what Americans are doing. Don't none of us care what you have to say about us in your hate filled rant. And who the f uck cares about china or india, if they pass us so the hell what! Let them be world powers if they want, I am not worried or studding what they do. America with all its blows is still a good country. And if you are an example of the intelligence and good the rest of the world has to offer than the world is screwed. Because you are neither. Why don't you go take your hating, illiterate self and go for a swim with your buddy Osama.

1244 days ago
90.

chefadam    

Fire Them! Ill do it!This old man can boogie!

1244 days ago
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