Pop star Justin Bieber may be raising eyebrows for receiving a BET award nomination, but Diddy’s got his back.
“The awards are important to hip hop and to show [hip-hop artists] in the right light,” the mogul said at the network press conference on Tuesday.
“But the beauty of BET is, if Justin Bieber’s hot, then he deserves to be on that stage,” said Diddy. “Sometimes, at other award shows, the color of your skin or the type of music you make takes away from getting the accolade you deserve.”NY DAILY NEWS
It’s the music and not the color of your skin that counts. A white person should be eligible to be nominated if they make R&B music. Just like a black person should be eligible to be nominated for a country award if they sing country. Simple.