Justin Bieber's rant was 'honest'
Justin Bieber was "just being honest" when he slammed awards shows as "fake".
The 22-year-old singer - who was slammed for a lacklustre performance of his songs 'Company' and 'Sorry' at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (22.05.16) - recently took to Instagram to reveal that he finds award ceremonies "hollow" and appears to be standing by his comments with a new post on twitter.
He simply wrote: "Happy. Just being honest (sic)"
In his original post, the 'What Do You Mean?' hitmaker admitted attending awards ceremonies don't make him "feel good".
He wrote: "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 (sic)."
Justin - who won the Top Social Media Artist and Top Male Artist awards at the BBMAs - also hit out at attendees for their "fake smiles" and insisted there is "an authenticity missing" at award shows.
His lengthy rant continued: "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 (sic)."