By HOLLY THOMAS
Hardly a menacing sight! Justin Bieber held his hammer-shaped award aloft at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York this afternoon
As the sweet-faced slender figure behind singles such as Mistletoe and Boyfriend, Justin Bieber's hardly known for his aggressive tenancies.
So when he wielded a 'Thor-style' hammer at the Tribeca Film Festival today, the spectacle made for a rather humorous comparison.
In fairness to the 18-year-old, he was hardly attempting to look menacing, as the 'hammer' was in fact an award presented to him by the festival this afternoon.
Bieber and his manager Scooter Braun, who discovered the youngster at the age of 14, were recognised at Tribeca with the 'Disruptive Innovator' award.
The award honors people who have disrupted their industry with new technologies, ideas, and strategies.
Justin accepted the award speaking about how he credited the Internet with his rise to stardom.
Made a difference: Justin and his manager Scooter Braun received the Disruptive Innovator award
Contribution recognised: The Disruptive Innovator award honors people who have disrupted their industry with new technologies, ideas, and strategies
Justin was discovered by Scooter after his homemade YouTube videos reached thousands online, and to this day he is renowned for his conscientious attention to fans on Twitter.
Justin said: 'For me, I need to interact with my fans. I take time out of my day to reweet fans.'
He added, neatly: 'I wouldn’t be here without the Internet.'
Keeping fans updated: True to form, Justin took to Twitter immediately after his win to inform his followers of the news
Appropriately, Justin took to Twitter almost immediately to share the news with his fans.
He posted: 'got the DISRUPT award at the tribeca film festival with @scooterbraun. in school i got in trouble for being disruptive. LOOK AT ME NOW. lol'
Never a dull moment: Justin has just returned from a trip to London, where he was almost under siege at his hotel due to scores of fans who camped outside
The teen added: 'the award was for how we changed the game. WE. ME and ALL OF YOU did this TOGETHER. THIS IS YOUR AWARD TOO. THANKS'