05/19/2014 08:50 am ET Updated May 19, 2014

Justin Timberlake Thanks Everyone But Donald Sterling In Acceptance Speech

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Justin Timberlake received the Top Artist trophy, as well as a six other awards, during the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night. Making his acceptance remotely from the second leg of 20/20 Experience tour, the artist cracked a number of jokes.

"It's not a competition, but if it was, I won!" Timberlake said. "And guess what, I'm okay with that. I think I'm okay with that."

When it came time to give his thanks, things got serious for a bit ... well, not really. "I want to thank everybody on Earth," he said. "Everybody on Earth ... except ... except Donald Sterling. I don't want to ..."

Watch the quick speech below.