On Monday, the Biebs penned a lengthy Instagram caption in which he called out award shows, like the BBMAs, for being "hollow" and filled with "fake" people.
"I don't know about these award shows," he wrote. "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."
He went on, explaining that he feels judged and graded when he performs at award shows (as opposed to concerts), adding that people in the crowd seem more concerned with how much camera time they'll get or who they can network with.
"When I look in the audience I see a bunch of fake smiles so that when the camera hits them they look happy," he wrote. "There's an authenticity missing that I crave! And I wonder does anybody else.."
You can read Biebs' entire pensive note below: