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Justin Bieber takes a selfie with restaurant manager after photo ban

Justin Bieber's self-imposed fan selfie ban didn't last long - the pop star posed for a photo with a steakhouse manager a day after insisting he'd never 'say cheese' again.

The Sorry superstar was in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday (10May16) during a two-night concert stint when he agreed to mug for a snap with a STRIP by Strega restaurant boss.


The photo left many fans puzzled as just a day earlier, after being hounded by the public while out and about on Tuesday (10May16), the singer took to Instagram and urged fans to quit pestering him for snaps and selfies during his down time, because it made him feel like a "zoo animal".


He continued, "I realize people will be disappointed but I don't owe anybody a picture. and people who say 'but I bought ur (sic) album' know that you got my album and you got what you paid for AN ALBUM! It doesn't say in fine print whenever you see me you also get a photo."


Justin defended his no-selfie stance in an exchange with an Instagram follower on Wednesday (11May16), insisting he needed to set "boundaries" to prevent the onset of insanity as he struggles to deal with the pressures of fame.


However, the 22-year-old appeared to be in a happier mood after his gig that night, when he headed to the STRIP by Strega restaurant in the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and sat drinking alone at the bar chatting with a bartender.


"He was super nice and chatty with guests," a representative for the restaurant told People.com. "He hung around outside for a little bit, chatting with the managers, then went back in and waved goodbye to everyone, and everyone went crazy."


The spokesperson also revealed Justin took the time to shake owner Nick Varano's hand and thank him for his hospitality, while he even ignored his own rule and posed for a 'selfie' with one of the eatery's managers.


Reports suggest Justin then headed to the city's Storyville nightclub, where he was caught on camera dancing on the bar while smoking a cigarette, according to People.


His late-night antics didn't stop there - sources claim his driver took Justin and a group of girls to Boston Public Garden in the early hours of Thursday (12May16). It was Justin's second stop at the park that day. He was spotted sitting in a tree at Boston Public Garden, while he also hung out in the Bristol Lounge at the Four Seasons hotel, where he asked to hold a fan's baby.


The child's mother told People, "His bodyguards were all trying to keep people back and saying, 'No photos', and Justin turned and saw me there with the baby. He was like, 'I'll hold the baby, let me hold the baby', and reached out for him. He was totally normal and very, very sweet. I think he was so overwhelmed with all the women there..."


Justin has yet to comment on his antics in Boston. He will now head home to his native Canada, where he is due to continue his Purpose world tour in Ottawa on Friday (13May16).