Justin Bieber Fires Back After Being Booed At Billboard Music Awards: 'I Should Be Taken Seriously'

Justin Bieber accepts the award for 'Top Male Artist' onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas -- Getty Images

Some of the crowd at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night were not Beliebers!

After Justin Bieber took the stage to accept the fan-voted Milestone Award, he was met with some boos from the crowd - but Justin took his critics head on.

"I'm 19 years old. I think I'm doing a pretty good job," he told the crowd.

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"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," the young pop star continued.

Adding, "This is not a gimmick, and I'm an artist, and I should be taken seriously."

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Host Tracy Morgan also came to Justin's defense, telling the crowd, "Don't be booin' nobody, this ain't 'Showtime at the Apollo.'"

-- Jesse Spero

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