Justin Bieber Disses Award Shows Like Billboard Music Awards Because He ‘Can’t Feel the Recognition’

Justin “I feel like a zoo animal” Bieber has another thing to complain about now: award shows.

His latest proclamation comes the morning after the Billboard Music Awards, where he not only performed a medley of his songs to a standing ovation, but was nominated for twelve awards and took home two, for Top Male Artist and Top Social Media Artist.

So yeah, the Biebs has essentially gone from low-key bashing those who support him (the fans) to also low-key bashing those that honor him (certain award shows). But let him explain and clarify in his own words why he doesn’t “feel good” when he’s there, or afterwards:

I don’t know about these award shows.. No disrespect to anybody at any of the shows or the people running it. Nothing but love for you guys and your support. But I don’t feel good when I’m there nor after.

He says it’s hard for him to celebrate an award show when he feels like he’s just being judged on his performance, and everyone is fake:

I try to think of it as a celebration but can’t help feeling like people are rating and grading my performance. 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. 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.

I get the premise is to award people for their accomplishments, but is it really? Because when I look in 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.

The 22-year-old is ultimately just looking to be rewarded with “fulfillment,” and also kinda wants to be awarded for “spirit,” okay?

I just think to myself if I’m living my purpose I want the reward to be fulfillment. I’m getting awarded for the things that I’m doing and not for who I am which is understandable I know it would probably be hard to calculate and award 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!!!I am privileged and honored to be recognized by my peers in but in these settings I can’t feel the recognition. There’s an authenticity missing that I crave! And I wonder does anybody else..

He ends asking everyone to forgive him for his grammar:

Sorry not sorry about grammar it’s not my strong point

Also, for some reason, this was the photo he used for his manifesto:

I don’t know about these award shows.. No disrespect to anybody at any of the shows or the people running it. Nothing but love for you 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. 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. 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. I get the premise is to award people for their accomplishments, but is it really? Because when I look in 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 the reward to be fulfillment. I’m getting awarded for the things that I’m doing and not for who I am which is understandable I know it would probably be hard to calculate and award 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!!!I am privileged and honored to be recognized by my peers in but in these settings I can’t feel the recognition. There’s an authenticity missing that I crave! And I wonder does anybody else.. Sorry not sorry about grammar it’s not my strong point

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His photo following included the words, “We all get caught up in striving for the approval of others.”

A photo posted by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on