Justin Bieber showed off some slick dance moves as he took the Beliebers on a journey aboard Bieber Air during his performance of “Take You” at the 2013 Billboard Awards, as chosen by his fans in an online poll via Twitter.
Soon after, the Biebs was onstage once again to accept the award for Top Male Artist, beating out Drake, Flo Rida and Bruno Mars. Justin also took home the new “Milestone Award,” which was chosen by the fans.
Appearing to speak directly to his ‘haters,’ Justin said while accepting the latter: “I’m 19 years old. I think I’m doing a pretty good job. And basically, from my heart, I just really want to say it should really be about the music. This is not a gimmick. I’m an artist and I should be taken seriously, and all this other bull should not be spoken of.”
As The Hollywood Reporter noted, Bieber’s vitriolic speech was met with both cheers and boos, and it wasn’t clear whether or not his “message” got through. It probably didn’t though, because other than the Beliebers (and Usher) no one takes Justin Bieber that seriously.
Later, when Taylor Swift was asked in the press room about her thoughts on Bieber winning the Milestone Award at such a young age — over her and Bruno Mars — the 23-year-old singer quipped back with: “Can we have another question, please?”
LOLz! Clearly, your homegirl Tay-Tay was not there for that question.