LAS VEGAS - "The craft. The craft that I'm making. This is not a gimmick." And so goes Justin Bieber's acceptance speech for the Billboard Music Award's Milestone honor. It's a fan-voted award. "I'm an artist and I should be taken seriously. This other bull should not be spoken of."

This, during a televised show that featured a performance for which Bieber was booed. Judging by Miley Cyrus' announcement of his win -- he was up against Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars -- plus Taylor Swift's reaction to PDA from on-and-off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez kissing her man, there are just some people who are less-than-impressed by the 19-year-old pop star.

Watch Cyrus and Bieber above.


After five years as a columnist and editor at Billboard, Katie Hasty joined HitFix in 2009 for music and film reporting out of New York. The Midwest native has worked as a writer, music promoter and in A&R since 1999 and performs with her band Numbers And Letters.