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P Diddy praises BET for Bieber’s award nom

By | Published on Friday 21 May 2010

Sean Combs, or P Diddy as he insists on being called, has praised Black Entertainment Television for giving Justin Bieber a nomination for Best New Artist at their annual awards ceremony this year. There has been some controversy over Bieber’s inclusion in the nominations this week, which, according to some, stem from him being white. Although it’s probably more to do with him being a bit shit.

Anyway, Bieber said via Twitter: “Thank you to BET for nominating me for Best New Artist at the BET Awards this year! This is an incredible honour and I’m very grateful. Read some articles about my BET nomination and I think this goes to show that music is colour blind. Music is the universal language no matter the country we are born in or the colour of our skin. [It] brings us all together”.

Backing up Bieber, Diddy later added: “The awards are important to hip hop and to show [hip hop artists] in the right light. But the beauty of BET is, if Justin Bieber’s hot, then he deserves to be on that stage. Sometimes, at other award shows, the colour of your skin or the type of music you make takes away from getting the accolade you deserve”.