When Justin Bieber won the 'Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist' award at the 40th annual American Music Awards, he sarcastically thanked all the "haters" (video below) on Sunday.
Bieber said: "This is for all the haters who thought I'd be around for 1, 2 years. I feel like I'm gonna be here for a very long time."
Bieber, who was dateless after his separation from Selena Gomez, brought his mother, Pattie Mallette, to the awards show instead, reports Yahoo! News.
When he won 'Artist of the Year,' Bieber thanked his mother, on stage, rather than taunt his haters.
Gomez and Bieber reportedly shared a disastrous dinner date last Friday. According to People, five minutes into the evening, Bieber and an angry-looking Gomez left, taking separate cars.
TMZ.com reported that Bieber followed Gomez home in his car, but was denied entrance at her gate.