Jennifer Lopez arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
3. Justin Bieber gets booed
While accepting the first ever Milestone Award, the Biebs was both cheered and jeered. He appeared to reference the rough times he has had of late in his acceptance speech.
“I’m 19 years old, I think I’m doing a pretty good job,” Bieber said. “And basically from my heart I really just want to say it should really be about the music … the craft. … This is not a gimmick, I’m an artist and I should be taken seriously and all this other bull should not be spoken of.”
The incident caused the show’s host, Tracy Morgan, to quip, “Hey, don’t be booing anybody here. This ain’t no high school.”
4. Nicki Minaj twerks on Lil Wayne
Since this is a family website, we won’t explain “twerking,” but let’s just say Minaj has a little something in common with Miley Cyrus when it comes to the seductive dance.
During a performance of her song “High School,” Minaj gave rapper Lil Wayne (who appears on the track) a lap dance. Taking a break from her “American Idol” judging duties, the rap songstress received the first award of the night, Top Rap Artist.