May 23, 2016


Justin Bieber's Rant About Award Shows: 'There's An Authenticity Missing That I Crave'

JB Lacroix/WireImage
JB Lacroix/WireImage

From emotionally detached performances to not wanting to interact with fans at shows, it's clear that Justin Bieber is growing tired of the music industry. The latest event that confirms he's straying away from pop stardom is a new Instagram post targeting award shows.

The singer, who recently performed at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, accompanied a scenic photo that looks like it could be from Game of Thrones with a lengthy outpouring of thoughts:

"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."

He continues, 

"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."

The Purpose star goes on to discuss the audience's fake smiles, simply wanting to live his life to the fullest and missing authenticity, before apologizing for his grammar. There's no word on what contractual obligations are left with Justin's label, but he should remove himself from the fame now before he gets too burned out.

Read our opinion piece on why Justin Bieber needs to go away for a while and an essay on performative apathy that focuses on the singer and 5 Seconds of Summer.