According to reports, Green Day’s set was almost cut in half – from about 45 minutes to 25 minutes – after earlier sets by Usher and Rihanna were allowed to go long.
Billie Joe stopped their performance in the middle of the song ”Basket Case” when he noticed that a monitor in the venue was warning them that they only had one minute remaining. This set him off on a profanity-filled tirade.
He yelled, “Give me [an effing] break. One minute [effing] left. You’re gonna give me one [effing] minute? Look at that [effing] sign right there . . . one minute.
“Let me [effing] tell you something . . . I’ve been around since [effing] 198-[effing]-8. And you’re gonna give me one [effing] minute? You’ve gotta be [effing] kidding me! What the [eff]! I’m not [effing] Justin Bieber, you mother[effers] . . .
“I got one minute, one minute left. Oh, now I got nothing left. Let me show you what one [effing] minute [effing] means.” He started smashing his guitar on the ground, and bassist Mike Dirnt followed suit.
Then, Billie Joe flipped the bird and shouted, “One minute. God [effing] love you all. We’ll be back” and stormed off the stage. It’s unclear what he meant by “being back” since the show was clearly over.
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