Justin Bieber continues to confound his fans by admitting in an Instgram post that he thinks awards shows are “hollow” after picking up a Billboard Music Award.
In an Instagram post, the “Company” singer revealed his feelings about being lauded by the industry in a lengthy missive.
“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,” said the singer.
“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 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,” he continued on Instagram.
Bieber performed “Company” and “Sorry” at the awards show and was criticized by fans for lip-syncing.
“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,” Bieber stated.
“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?” he questioned.
After taking home the award for Top Male Artist, the singer simply stated, “I’m not really a talker, but I’ll say thank you to my family,” he said. “I want to thank God. I want to thank everyone that believed in me and believes in me.”