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Justin Bieber Isn't Here For All The Fakeness Of Award Shows

The "Sorry" singer just wants a little authenticity.

24/05/2016 3:18 AM AEST | Updated 24/05/2016 3:54 AM AEST
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Recording artist Justin Bieber performs onstage during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Justin Bieber went home a winner after Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards, but he sure didn't feel like one. 

On Monday, the Biebs penned a lengthy Instagram caption in which he called out award shows, like the BBMAs, for being "hollow" and filled with "fake" people. 

"I don't know about these award shows," he wrote. "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." 

He went on, explaining that he feels judged and graded when he performs at award shows (as opposed to concerts), adding that people in the crowd seem more concerned with how much camera time they'll get or who they can network with.

"When I look in the audience I see a bunch of fake smiles so that when the camera hits them they look happy," he wrote. "There's an authenticity missing that I crave! And I wonder does anybody else.."

You can read Biebs' entire pensive note below: 

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. 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. 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. 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!!!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.. Sorry not sorry about grammar it's not my strong point

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