May 20th, 2010
04:26 PM ET

Diddy: Bieber deserves to be on the BET Awards stage

You don’t mess with the Bieber.

After a bit of dust-up earlier this week because the pint-sized pop star garnered a BET Award for Best New Artist, he took to twitter, saying that “music is color blind.”

Now he’s got another defender, Sean Diddy Combs.

The hip-hop mogul says that the awards are important to hip-hop because it shows artists in the “right light.”

“But the beauty of BET is," he added, "if Justin Bieber’s hot, then he deserves to be on that stage. 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.”


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  1. PKRMTH

    Ha ts! WET Awards, thats funny. Anyways, this Bieber joker is a fad, to be discarded once he has had his playtime like all the others. Saw him on Today show and I thought he was terrible, whats with all the people on the stage? If you need that much musical support behind you then you suck. The little girls that love him now will grow up to be the ladies today that refuse to admit they still own NKOTB merchandise.

    June 28, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Aoki

    I do not agree with "TS" or "BUZBEECH" this is the media twisting a situation in which was not even REAL Diddy placed comment randomly not stating that BET which is under the MTVN umbrella. BET has another channel like MTV to VH1 its BET & CENTRIC Black Entertainment Television was created when MTV was an all white pop star channel BET holds a culture of there own so hell no they do not need to change there name! What do you mean REVERSE RACISM?!? Are you stating that Racism is a one way street white to black??! If so that alone causes me to think of you as ignorant SAD STORY!!!!

    May 22, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bryant

    why isnt lady gaga nominated for best new artist if BET doesnt judge off the type of music you make or the color of your skin

    May 22, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • CaptainObvious

      Hey Genius..Beyonce and LADY GAGA won the award for video of the YEAR for Videophone. Guess you'll have to think of another excuse to cry fowl!!

      June 28, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mr. Speed

    Lets see how good he is AFTER his voice changes.
    I'm thinking Peter Brady is just around the corner!!! LOL.

    May 21, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ts

    if they don't want people making comments about racism, maybe change the name of the awards so it isn't BLACK entertainment television. We don't have a WHITE entertainment television so there isn't a WET awards show giving away Country music awards

    May 21, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      I am reality. This is me checking you. Every single channel on television, other than BET and TVOne, IS WET!

      June 29, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. buzbeech

    Am I gettng a sense that this is reverse racism at work. Some people don't want him on because he is White?

    May 21, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  7. wncsTR

    Is he really that good? Yeah. Just shows you don't really know anything beyond his teen girl fans. Reality is, he's very talented, musically– not just for singing.

    May 21, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  8. Joan

    isn't Justin on Jay Z's label??That 's the reason...

    May 21, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  9. lauratj

    On stage in a playpen ????

    May 21, 2010 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  10. mushymushroom

    Usher has something to do with this...LoL

    Goodluck to him, but for me, so what if he's white, he does "music" anyway and music is universal. I have to agree in the sense that, it doesn't matter what The BIEB's color is, what matters is if he deserves the nomination, then so be it.

    But is he really that good? Oh well...LoL

    May 20, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. what?

    this is retarded

    May 20, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |

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