When Justin Bieber performed at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, viewers couldn’t help but notice his lack of energy. That also translated to his rather dull acceptance speech after winning the top male artist.

The Canadian singer was even accused not just of lip syncing his tracks “Company” and “Sorry,” but also appearing not to care enough to hide the fact that he’s relying on back tracks, said Hollywood Life. Then there’s the acceptance speech by Justin Bieber, which Mail Online noted was quite “odd.”

“I’m not really a talker, but I’ll say thank you to my family. I want to thank God. I want to thank everyone that believed in me and believes in me,” Bieber told the crowd.

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But then everything seems to be clear based on his Instagram post where Justin Bieber apparently criticised shows like the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. First off, he wrote that he doesn’t really feel good climbing up the stage to accept the award.

“I try to think of it as a celebration but can’t help feeling like people are rating and grading my performance,” he said. “A lot of people in the audience there to be seem worried about how much camera time they will get or who they can network with.”

Justin Bieber then went on to call the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, and other award shows like it, as “hollow.”

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The 22-year-old musician might also have an explanation for his lackluster performance as he hinted that he couldn’t really give 100 percent when he looks at the audience and sees “a bunch of fake smiles so that when the camera hits them they look happy.” In contrast, when he performs at his concerts, he knows that the fans go there to see him for the right reason, and that is to be entertained.

“I am privileged and honoured to be recognised by my peers in but in these settings I can’t feel the recognition. There’s an authenticity missing that I crave,” he concluded.