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Justin Bieber, 2016 Billboard Music Awards, Show

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Justin Biebers Gefühle gegenüber Award Shows sind kompliziert.

Weniger als 24 Stunden nachdem er bei den 2016 Billboard Music Awards in der T-Mobile Arena in Las Vega seine Songs "Company" und "Sorry" performte, erklärt Bieber auf Instagram, warum er keine Freude mehr an solch hochkarätigen Showformaten hat. Diese Offenbarung überraschte manche Fans, aus gutem Grund: Nominiert in 12 Kategorien wurde Bieber zum Top Male Artist und Top Social Media Artist ernannt. Dennoch änderte keiner seiner Gewinne etwas an seiner Meinung gegenüber Award Shows.

"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", schrieb Bieber, 22. "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."

Bieber ist gerade inmitten seiner Purpose World Tour zur Unterstützung seines vierten Studioalbums. Wenn er vor seinen Fans performt, spürt er ihre Bewunderung. Das gleiche kann man von Award Shows nicht behaupten, sagt er. "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. I get the premise is to award people for their accomplishments, but is it really?", fragt er. "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", schrieb er. "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!!!"

Bieber versichere seinen Fans, er sei dankbar für die Unterstützung, die er in der Branche bekomme.  "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..", sagt er, ohne den Satz zu beenden. "Sorry not sorry about grammar it's not my strong point."

Der Rote Teppich bei den Billboard Music Awards 2016