Atlanta 5/21/2013 1:08:03 AM
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Justin Bieber Defends Himself After Booing At Billboard Music Awards: I Should Be Taken Seriously

There were not enough Beliebers at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday - when Justin Bieber took the stage to accept the Milestone Award, a large part of the audience booed him.

Bieber, sporting an all black ensemble, appeared confused and unsure of how to react when booing started to overtake cheers. He waited nearly a minute to begin his acceptance speech. "I'm 19 years old, I think I'm doing a pretty good job and basically, from my heart, I really wanna say it should really be about the music," he began. "It should be about the craft, the craft that I'm making."

"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,” Bieber continued. “I wanna thank my manager, Scooter Braun. I wanna thank my family at home. I wanna thank my mother, my father, I wanna thank Jesus Christ. Mom, I love you so much. Dad, I love you. Little brother and sister, I love you so much. Thank you guys so much. Fans, you're incredible."

Bieber beat Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars for the fan-voted award. He also took home the award for Top Male Artist.

After the show he tweeted, "I love music, my fans, my family, my friends.. And I love The Lord."


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