Justin Bieber demanded to be taken seriously as an artist on Sunday night at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, but that wasn’t what the fans in attendance wanted to hear. After silently absorbing the chorus of boos being sent his way, the young pop star decided to defend himself by, well, stating the facts.
"I'm 19 years old. I think I'm doing a pretty good job,” he began.
"Basically from my heart I really just want to say it really should be about the music. It should be about the craft that I'm making. This is not a gimmick, and I'm an artist, and I should be taken seriously."
You can check out Bieber’s entire speech in the video below.