Justin Timberlake rose to prominence as a member of NSYNC. The boy band won over fans all around the world. Audrina Patridge, an alum of “The Hills,” recently recalled a disappointing encounter with Justin at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards in her new book.
According to Page Six, in her new memoir, “Choices: To the Hills and Back Again,” Audrina Patridge reflected on a disappointing encounter with Justin Timberlake. The reality star claims that the “SexyBack” singer exhibited “rude, diva behavior” at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.
“We were invited to so many award shows, and even asked to present a few times,” Patridge writes in her debut tome, reminiscing on the thrilling chances she and her “Hills” co-stars were given.
“I’ll never forget the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, in particular. Lauren [Conrad], Whitney [Port] and I were onstage to present the award for Male Artist of the Year.”
“Lauren and Whitney were beyond excited when Justin Timberlake won, because they were superfans. His wasn’t my kind of music, so I couldn’t have cared less, but I was excited for them.”
Patridge quickly realized that she didn’t just dislike Timberlake’s discography, but also his personality.
“And then Justin wouldn’t even come up to us and accept the award in front of a packed house! Chris Brown came up onstage with him, took the award from us himself, and then presented it to Justin as we backed off to the side.”
Although Timberlake lauded Brown in his acceptance speech, Timbaland was the one who took the Moonman from the “Hills” ladies and delivered it to his mentee and collaborator. Patridge added that Timberlake’s actions “devastated” Conrad and Port while she was “annoyed at his rude, diva behavior.” According to the new author, things only got worse from there.
“As if that wasn’t bad enough, Justin took center stage and said to the crowd: ‘MTV, play more damn videos. We don’t want to see “The Simpsons” or reality television,’” she writes, calling Timberlake’s comments a “personal attack” on the unscripted stars. “Lauren’s jaw dropped,” Patridge adds. “We were humiliated.”
Patridge, Conrad, Port, and fellow castmate Heidi Montag comprised the original cast of “The Hills” in 2006. Despite the fact that Conrad and Port left early to explore other possibilities, the classic reality show lasted six seasons. Patridge mentioned how one performer during the mid-aughts awards presentation was especially nice to her, Conrad, and Port.
“Fortunately, not everyone was as rude [as Timberlake]. Our table was right next to this up-and-coming artist and her mom. Maybe you recognize the name Rihanna?”
“I spent a while chatting with her and her mom that night, and she couldn’t have been nicer. She was probably one of my favorite people I’ve ever met at an awards show.”
“Choices: To the Hills and Back Again” will be released on July 26th. It sounds like there are plenty of juicy stories in those pages. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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