Audrina Patridge remembers being insulted by Justin Timberlake at the 2007 VMAs

Audrina Patridge doesn’t think much of Justin Timberlake.

In her new memoir, Options: to the hills and back againThe reality star, 37, described the singer’s “rude behavior” when she helped introduce him with Moonman at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.

“We have been invited to many award shows, and asked to do many times,” Patridge wrote in an excerpt from her book released on Tuesday. “I will never forget the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, in particular. Lauren [Conrad]Whitney [Port] I was on stage to present the Artist of the Year award.”

hills Stars Lauren Conrad, Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port perform at the 2007 Video Music Awards at the Palms Casino Resort on September 9, 2007 (Photo: Michael Caulfield/WireImage)

She said Conrad and Burt were “so excited when Justin Timberlake won” — beating Akon, Robin Thicke, T.I. and Kanye West — “because they were big fans. It wasn’t my type of music, so I didn’t care too much, but I was excited about them.” “. However, Timberlake – obviously not a hills Fan – “He won’t even come to us and accept the prize in front of a crowded house.”

LAS VEGAS - SEPTEMBER 9: Singers Justin Timberlake (L) and Timbaland speak on stage during the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Palms Hotel and Casino on September 9, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Timbaland received the award from the stars of The Hills and awarded it to Justin Timberlake. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Timbaland, who sang with Timberlake that night and then took the stage, took the award from the trio and presented it to JT himself “as we retreated to the side”. (In her book, Patridge erroneously recalled that it was Chris Brown who intervened. Timberlake mentioned Brown in his speech.)

Patridge said the whole thing “ruined” Conrad and Mina while she was “disturbed by his rude and sassy behaviour”.

Timberlake’s speech exacerbated her feelings.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, Justin took center stage and told the audience, ‘MTV, play more damn videos. We don’t want to watch The Simpsons on reality TV,” Jessica and Ashley also had shows on network mid-terms and The hills have jumped stars – Also including Heidi Montag – to fame after it premiered in 2006.

Patridge saw his comments as a “personal attack” on the reality stars while “Lauren’s jaw dropped. We were humiliated.”

That era – the weights – was a strange era for celebrities, especially Timberlake. He defected from boy group NSync and their 2006 album FutureSex / LoveSounds It was a huge success. But he also broke up with girlfriend Britney Spears, using their 2002 split in interviews and songwriting while she was struggling in public. He also left Janet Jackson to fend for herself after Nipplegate at the 2004 Super Bowl.

Speaking about his handling of Spears and Jackson in 2021, Timberlake said in part that he was “deeply sorry for the times in my life that my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke abruptly, or did not speak for what was right.”

Timberlake has not commented on this anniversary. Yahoo Entertainment has contacted their representative and will update this story if they do.

hills It was a hit for MTV during its run – it got a boost from Kristin Cavallari after Conrad’s departure in 2009. The Hills: New Beginnings It premiered in 2019 – with Patridge back – but was canceled earlier this year.

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