He’s known the world over for his explosive live performances, and last night (November 18) Justin Bieber rocked the 2012 American Music Awards with his hit “Beauty and a Beat.”
Joined on stage by Nicki Minaj, the “One Less Lonely Girl” hunk showed off his mega-swagger with plenty of suggestive dance moves.
And despite the uncertainty in his relationship with Selena Gomez, Justin allowed the inclusion of the song’s line, “I gotta keep my eye out for Selena” from Miss Minaj.
Prior to “Beauty,” Justin also sang a stripped-down version of his hit “As Long As You Love Me,” crooning, "So I know we got issues baby/ But I'd rather work on this with you / Thank to go ahead and start with someone new."
During the course of the evening, Bieber also scored three awards, including Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist and Artist of the Year.
Justin told the audience, "This is for all the haters who thought maybe I was just here for one or two years." He also thanked his mother Pattie Mallette, "I just want to always thank you for believing in me."
Enjoy the pictures of Justin Bieber (with Nicki Minaj) at the 2012 American Music Awards (November 18).