Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber was reportedly given the cold shoulder by Rihanna at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night.
The 17-year-old was allegedly left feeling upset when he was prevented from talking to Rihanna after approaching the Caribbean beauty five times at the awards ceremony.
An insider told British newspaper the Daily Mirror: ‘Justin thinks Rihanna is the most beautiful woman and supremely talented.
‘He is in awe of her. Justin is just a red-blooded teenager, he can’t help acting like a love-sick puppy dog when he’s around her.’
The source added: ‘The pair were chatting as Justin’s girlfriend Selena [Gomez] looked on, scowling. Then Rihanna got dragged away by a couple of her friends.
‘The pair resumed their chat later but when Justin went to talk to her at the show’s climax her security blocked his path, telling him to ‘leave it.’
‘Justin looked mortified – he thought they were buddies.’
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See Rihanna and Britney Spears perform at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards below.