Justin Bieber was nominated by Black Entertainment Television for an award as Best New Artist along with Nicki Minaj, Wale, Melonie Fiona and Young Money.
Well, that's just weird, isn't it? BET was started to promote Black artists on television. There's no denying Justin Beiber sings sweet tunes with a nice set of pipes which make the young girls cry, but he's not Black. He's White.
Should he be discriminated against for being White if people really think he's the best New Artist? Some would contend that reverse discrimination is not the answer.
Others may contend that it got people to pay attention to the BET awards and may draw additional viewers with the controversy. A larger viewer share for the BET Awards that Bieber's appearance on the show would draw wouldn't exactly be unwelcome.
Jimmy Kimmel enjoys taking another stab at Bieber on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Regular viewers have enjoyed seeing Bieber's turn on the segment "Unnecessary Censorship." Bieber has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in person, surprising a 3 year old girl who cries at the sight of him. Kimmel magically isolates the funny element, and it seems Bieber might be laughing along with it.