Justin Bieber booed to finish his speech at Billboard awards? Justin Bieber took home three awards from Sunday's (May 19) Billboard Awards, but by the time he got round to picking up his third of the night he was ushered off the stage by a round of boos from the audience. In his final thank you speech the singer alluded to the difficult couple of weeks he's had on tour and urged people to only concentrate on the music and not his increasingly douche-like behaviour.
With a few boos already ringing out when his name was read out for a third time, the Canadian singer delivered his acceptance speech to an even more unforgiving reception. "I'm 19 years old; I think I'm doing a pretty good job. And basically from my heart I really just want to say it should really be about the music, it should be about the craft that I'm making. This is not a gimmick," he said, adding, "I'm an artist and I should be taken seriously and all this other bull should not be spoken."
Justin rarely acts as though he wants to be taken seriously
It was quite a plea from someone who tried to smuggle his pet monkey into Germany and then proceeded to do very little about getting it back - to name but one of his more disagreeable activities of late - and one that didn't seem to pay off at all. Biebs did go on to give a rather impressive performance with Will.i.am at the event though, but he'll have to do a little more than duet with Mr Am to earn the respect of his peers and the public.
Bieber also surprised on the night by sharing a kiss with his on-again-off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez. With the teens currently in 'off' mode, their brief embrace surprised some, but with the pair spending the night separate any chances of a reunion looked out of the question.
Madonna competed with Biebs for 'Worst Dressed' on the night, with Bieber wearing a two-piece leather ensemble
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