Although he wasn't nominated for an award (why?), Justin Bieber hit the 2011 BET Awards sans girlfriend Selena Gomez. The Biebs was sitting in the audience with Jaden Smith (who won the Young Stars Award with his sister).
Throughout the show, cameras kept focusing on Justin Bieber while he was mentioned at nearly every single break as making a special appearance at the 2011 BET Awards. They seemed to be hinting that he may perform, although last week at the MuchMusic Video Awards, he disappointed fans by not teaming up with girlfriend and host Selena Gomez to perform live.
Finally, after several teases, BET revealed that Justin Bieber would present the Best Male Hip Hop Artist of the Year (Kanye West). He and Nicki Minaj hit the stage in advance of announcing the winner, and they did a little skit together.
Justin Bieber told Minaj that he will be 18 next year, and he basically asked her out. Then, Nicki Minaj asked him if he drove and if he could handle curves. It was all quite suggestive. Is Selena Gomez mad about the flirting? She might be, but the entire thing was probably scripted, so it is probably no big deal. Either that or the Bieber/Gomez relationship is on the rocks.
What do you think? Also, were you disappointed that he didn't even speak during the award presentation?
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