Justin Bieber may be blessed with tens of millions of Beliebers, but that certainly does not mean he is loved by all. When Justin was announced the recipient of the fan-voted Milestone Award at the Billboard Music Awards 2013, a chorus of boos echoed throughout the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.
Justin appeared speechless by the boos, which were apparently louder in the actual arena than it appeared to be on television. When he finally managed to utter his first words in his thank you speech, he “humbly” tooted his own horns, “I’m 19 years old… and I think I’m doing a pretty good job.”
He continued, “This is not a gimmick. I’m an artist, and I should be taken seriously. This other bull should not be spoken of.” Yikes, seems like his manager Scooter Braun has got some cleaning up to do with this minor PR mess!
Justin was the first celebrity ever to take home the Milestone Award, beating out Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift. We know, super shocking, considering Taylor pretty much cleaned up the rest of the awards. When she was asked to comment about Justin and the Milestone Award, she responded, “Can we have another question?” Awkward!
Justin Bieber performed twice that night, singing “Take You” and “#thatPOWER” with Black Eyed Peas’ frontman Will.i.am. He went home not only with the Milestone Award but the social artist and the top male artist award as well. He tweeted, “2 performances and 2 awards. Grateful to my #Beliebers. Our awards. Love u.” He also added, “I love music, my fans, my family, my friends.. And I love The Lord.”
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