Audrina Patridge Calls Justin Timberlake Rude About VMAs
For context, Audrina and colleagues Hills stars Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port were tasked with presenting Justin with Male Artist of the Year. Confusingly, when he was announced as the winner, Timbaland took the stage with Justin to win the prize for Hills cast and give it to the singer.
According to Page Six, Audrina wrote in her upcoming memoir, “Lauren and Whitney were beyond excited when Justin Timberlake won, because they were super fans. It wasn’t my kind of music, so I thought. I didn’t care, but I was excited for them.
“And then Justin would not even come to us to accept the award in front of a full house! Chris Brown came on stage with him, took the award from us himself, then handed it to Justin as we backed off to the side,” she continued.
Audrina was then “annoyed by her rude diva behavior” – but things got worse when Justin made a personal appeal to MTV to release more music videos. “We don’t want to see The simpsons or reality TV,” he said in his speech, as The hills the cast stood behind him.
Calling the moment a “personal attack,” Audrina added, “Lauren’s jaw dropped. We were humbled.
On the plus side, Audrina said she had a more pleasant interaction with Rihanna – who was attending her first VMAs in 2007. “Luckily not everyone was so rude,” she wrote. “I spent a while chatting with her and her mom that night, and she couldn’t have been nicer.”
It lines up with what Lauren said of the night in 2014: “We were so excited, and he wouldn’t even take the award away from us. Then he walked up to the mic and swore at reality TV on MTV. We were standing up there smiling, and I felt so stupid.”
Choice: To the hills and back releases July 26.