LOS ANGELES: Pop star Justin Bieber has called award shows “fake”, a day after he won two gongs at the Billboard Music Awards.
The 22-year-old singer, who was slammed for a lackluster performance of his songs “Company” and “Sorry” at the Billboard Music Awards, took to Instagram to reveal that he finds award ceremonies “hollow”.
“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,” he wrote.
“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),” he continued.
Bieber, 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.