We know Melanie Martinez loves her fans, so this came as a bit of a surprise tbh.
Yesterday, Shady Music Facts tweeted a short, fan-shot video of Melanie performing at a gig in Washington (28 March). In the video, Melanie is attempting to speak to the crowd. After being interrupted twice by the crowd, another fan shouts "I love you". Unfortunately for the fan, Melanie didn't take too kindly to being interrupted again.
Melanie Martinez snapped at a fan who shouted "I love you" while she was talking. pic.twitter.com/TQNceymFtG— Shady Music Facts (@musicnews_shade) March 29, 2016
She responds with a curt, "I'm sorry, I'm talking". Clearly upset, she says, "It's okay, I'm just going to go to the next song" before starting "Mrs Potato Head".
Melanie took to Twitter to clarify what was happening.
To anyone wondering I was actually really upset tonight and was trying not to let my tears take over in the beginning of Mrs potato head.— melanie martinez (@MelanieLBBH) March 29, 2016
I never really talk at shows much because I'm really shy and I just like performing the music but tonight I wanted to talk about why— melanie martinez (@MelanieLBBH) March 29, 2016
I wrote Mrs potato head and how it was a reminder to myself and others that we are beautiful just the way we are even if we don't feel it.— melanie martinez (@MelanieLBBH) March 29, 2016
Unfortunately I was interrupted multiple times and couldn't have that moment tonight.— melanie martinez (@MelanieLBBH) March 29, 2016
There was a mixed reaction from fans. Many understood why Melanie was frustrated. Others felt she was being a little naive about the realities of getting thousands of (largely) teenagers to be quiet when they're stood in front of their hero.
@MelanieLBBH ok but I think it was a little bit rude that you shut that fan when she said "I love you" couldn't you say "I love you too?"— artdemon (@aIphabetboy) March 29, 2016
@MelanieLBBH im sorry Mel :( i know how much that song means to you and i wish you could've been given some respect hope today is better— zoey (@frostinghearts) March 29, 2016
@MelanieLBBH u rarely share your thoughts on stage and I see why but hopefully fans learn from this and let you speak in peace at shows!— gracie (@spookylilturtle) March 29, 2016
@MelanieLBBH disappointed in you— â™€selâ™€ (@MxrinasDiamonds) March 29, 2016
@MelanieLBBH it's a concert it's loud there was no need to be rude to a fan.— Z O E (@Disneymxlanie) March 29, 2016
@MelanieLBBH ilysm and I'm so sorry someone did that to you. I was there last night and you were stunning and phenomenal— Brooke Coppola (@bcoppolaxx) March 29, 2016
Now, let's not throw the baby out with the bath water. Everyone, including Melanie, is allowed to have a bad day. Whether she was right or wrong, everybody snaps and maybe we need to try to understand Melanie's perspective a bit better before giving her a hard time.