Justin Bieber Nominated for BET Award Despite Being, Um, Canadian

Justin Bieber Nominated for BET Award Despite Being, Um, Canadian-photo

Maybe they're changing the name of the station to Bieber Entertainment Television?

Sixteen-year-old My World crooner Justin Bieber received what some might consider to be an unexpected honor yesterday, when it was announced that he had been nominated for a BET Award, in the category of Best New Artist, despite the fact that he's...how do we put this delicately?...Canadian.

Biebs will be vying against Young Money, Wale, Melanie Fiona and Nicki Minaj for the award.

In an effort to explain the somewhat perplexing nomination, BET President of Music Programming and Specials Stephen Hill noted,

"He makes the type of music our audience likes. Bieber has crossed the color boundaries the same way that hip-hop has crossed the boundaries the other way for a number of years."

Bieber is apparently in agreement, and Tweeted about the honor,

"Music is the universal language no matter the country we are born in or the color of our skin. Brings us all together."

Well, sure. Music, and your sweet, sweet bangs, Justin.

Best of luck, Biebs! Here's hoping you win, because that would have the potential for a truly epic Kanye West acceptance-speech interruption.

 

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  • kc
    kc

    Ya... ummm...what does being CANADIAN have to do with anything?? Wouldn't the fact that he's WHITE and pre-pubesant a little more strange than him being Canadian in regards to a BET award? There are black ppl in Canada FYI They mean 'Canadian' as in him being a white person.

  • Mc Fever
    Mc Fever

    For all of you taking what the aurthor of the article wrote literally, read again. The author was just trying to be sarcastic and funny when he wrote the "...Despite Being, Um, Canadian" , the "um" should be the give away. He also did that with the line "despite the fact that he's...how do we put this delicately? ..Canadian.". What the author was getting at is that Bieber is white and the Black Entertainment Television Awards honors Black artists. That's why there's the quote from BET's Stephen HIll "Bieber has crossed the color boundaries..."

  • bieberfreak
    bieberfreak

    Ya... ummm...what does being CANADIAN have to do with anything?? Wouldn't the fact that he's WHITE and pre-pubesant a little more strange than him being Canadian in regards to a BET award? There are black ppl in Canada FYI I agree with u!!

  • aisha
    aisha

    hilarious !!!!!!!!! but some what awesome

  • Jac
    Jac

    That's funny because Melanie Fiona is also Canadian.

  • tatts09
    tatts09

    Wow. A white 16 year old lesbian nominated for a BET award. wahahahahahah!!!

  • hispanicatthedisco
    hispanicatthedisco

    Ya... ummm...what does being CANADIAN have to do with anything?? Wouldn't the fact that he's WHITE and pre-pubesant a little more strange than him being Canadian in regards to a BET award? There are black ppl in Canada FYI Yeah, the dozens of black people in Canadia-land will probably take offense.

  • Lindalin
    Lindalin

    Ya... ummm...what does being CANADIAN have to do with anything?? Wouldn't the fact that he's WHITE and pre-pubesant a little more strange than him being Canadian in regards to a BET award? There are black ppl in Canada FYI

  • Joe
    Joe

    Wow. A white 16 year old lesbian nominated for a BET award.

  • anna
    anna

    what does being canadian have anything to do with it

 

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