Justin Bieber Lets Rip In Epic Instagram Rant

By : Kieron Curtis |


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Having just scooped the award for Top Male Artist at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards you’d think Justin Bieber would’ve been pretty happy – he was not.

The Canadian pop icon took to Instagram following the show to slam the ‘fake’ nature of award ceremonies…

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He said:

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 fulfilment.

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 hounored to be recognised 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.

You can see where he is coming from to an extent – award shows are a bit of a circle jerk for the celebrities present.

But then again, if that’s how he feels, just don’t go. The heart doesn’t exactly bleed for a hugely successful popstar when they’re being congratulated on their success.

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Heads had already been turned earlier in the night by Biebs’ curt acceptance speech.

As reported by the Daily Star, he said in his speech:

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.

Well Justin, if you genuinely prefer performing for Beliebers at non-televised gigs to being told how great you are, fair play to you – and that is not something I ever anticipated saying about the 22-year-old.


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