Justin Bieber Sings Along to Old-School Taylor Swift After Slamming Awards Shows

by Leena Tailor 8:50 PM PDT, May 23, 2016
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Are teardrops falling on Justin Bieber's guitar following his awards show slam?

Just hours after a lengthy Instagram rant about the lack of authenticity at awards shows, Bieber posted clips showing him jamming to some throwback Taylor Swift – specifically, her 2006 hit "Teardrops on My Guitar."

With a slight smirk on his face, the "What Do You Mean?" singer quietly enjoyed the track, but couldn't help breaking into song when the chorus rolled around.

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In another video, Bieber and his buddy Ryan Good also questioned the subject of the song, a boy named Drew. "You don’t even know Drew," Good tells Bieber, who asks, "Who’s Drew?" Good then responds, "If you did, you’d understand."


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The videos came after Bieber lashed out at the hollowness of awards shows – a day after performing and winning Top Male Artist at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

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"These award shows seem so hollow," he wrote. "I get the premise is to award people for their accomplishments, but is it really? Because when I look in the audience I see a bunch of fake smiles so that when the camera hits them they look happy. Sure there are people truly proud of others so I don't want to knock them I'm just looking at the vast majority."

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