Justin Bieber dissed Pink’s trapeze performance at the Billboard Music Awards 2016 on Sunday. The young hitmaker was not afraid to admit it. In fact, his disgusted, scowling face became viral.
According to Hollywood Life, the 22-year-old singer was caught scowling and unimpressed by Pink’s performance while singing “Just Like Fire.” He explained in his recent Instagram account that he doesn’t like the hollow feeling in any award event, including the rating and grading of the worth of an artist and his songs.
“I don’t know about these award shows…No disrespect for anybody at any of the shows or the people running it. Nothing but love for your guys and your support. But I don’t feel good when I’m there nor after. 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 seem worried about how much camera time they will get or who they can network with. When I’m doing a regular show I feel they are there for the right reasons and to strictly have a good time! But these award shows seem so hollow,” he continued.
The “Love Yourself” singer added, “I get that the premise is to award people for their accomplishments, but is it really? Because when I look at the audience, I see a bunch of fake smiles so that when the camera hits them they look happy.”
“Sure there are people truly proud of others so I don’t want to knock them. I’m just looking at the vast majority. I just think to myself if I’m living my purpose, I want a reward to be fulfilled. I’m getting awarded for the things I’m doing and not for who I am, which is understandable. I know it would probably be hard to calculate and award from someone’s spirit. Lol. But when I do get these awards, the temptation of putting my worth in what I do is so hard to fight!!!”
He ended his lengthy Instagram caption with, “I am privileged and honored to be recognized by my peers, but in these settings, I can’t feel the recognition. There’s an authenticity missing that I crave! And I wonder, does anybody else.”
Justin Bieber seems to have no plans on changing his statement regarding his fake expression, whether or not the camera hit him that time. For him, he wanted to show his real self, like showing a blank face while watching Pink’s ultraperformance singing “Just Like Fire” with matching “Warrior Princess” look. The young singer remains unimpressed.
Watch Justin Bieber’s Billboard Music Awards Performance here!
— billboard (@billboard) May 23, 2016