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Laser pen 'could have killed Lady Gaga and other MTV stars at Belfast awards show'

By Michael Donnelly

Published 08/10/2013

A streaker appears onstage as Hayden Panettiere is presenting at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.
A streaker appears onstage as Hayden Panettiere is presenting at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.
A streaker appears onstage as Hayden Panettiere is presenting at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.
A streaker appears onstage as Hayden Panettiere is presenting at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.
A streaker appears onstage as Hayden Panettiere is presenting at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: DJ and music producer David Guetta and singer Taio Cruz attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: DJ and music producer David Guetta attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Jessie J attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Bruno Mars attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Bruno Mars (4L) attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: DJ and music producer David Guetta attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Jessie J attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Lady Gaga performs at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2010 at the Odyssey, Belfast
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga accepts the the Best Song award for 'Born This Way' onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the Best Video award for 'Born This Way' onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the Best Video award for 'Born This Way' onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the Best Song award for 'Born This Way' during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the Best Video award for 'Born This Way' from models Irina Shayk and Bar Rafaeli onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the Best Video award for 'Born This Way' from model Irina Shayk onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the Best Song award for 'Born This Way' during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Model Irina Shayk, Lady Gaga and model Bar Rafaeli speak onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the award for Best Female onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga (L) receives the award for Best Female from actor David Hasselhoff onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga (L) receives the award for Best Female from actor David Hasselhoff onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the award for Best Female onstage onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the award for Best Female onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the award for Best Female from actor David Hasselhoff onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the award for Best Female onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the award for Best Female from actor David Hasselhoff onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the award for Best Female onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the award for Best Female onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the award for Best Female onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the Best Song award for 'Born This Way' onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga accepts the the Best Song award for 'Born This Way' onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the Best Song award for 'Born This Way' from actress Hayden Panettiere onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the Best Song award for 'Born This Way' from actress Hayden Panettiere onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the Best Song award for 'Born This Way' from actress Hayden Panettiere onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the Best Song award for 'Born This Way' from actress Hayden Panettiere onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga (L) performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the Best Song award for 'Born This Way' onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the Best Song award for 'Born This Way' onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Lady Gaga receives the Best Song award for 'Born This Way' from actress Hayden Panettiere during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Model Bar Rafaeli (L) and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Rapper Wretch 32 attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Rapper Wretch 32 attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: David Hasselhoff attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Model Irina Shayk attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: President and CEO, Viacom Inc. Phillipe Dauman and Debbie Dauman attend the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Irina Shayk
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Model Jade Thompson attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: (L to R) Paul Wilson, Gary Lightbody, Tom Simpson, Jonny Quinn and Nathan Connolly of Snow Patrol attend the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Jessie J attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol performs on stage during a rehearsal prior to the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at City Hall on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol performs on stage during a rehearsal prior to the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at City Hall on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: A general view outside the MTV Voices Dinner during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Merchant Hotel on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: Singer Justin Bieber fans wait for him to arrive to the MTV Voices Dinner during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Merchant Hotel on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: Singer Justin Bieber fans wait for him to arrive to the MTV Voices Dinner during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Merchant Hotel on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: MTV Europe Music Awards Hostess Selena Gomez and singer Justin Bieber arrive to attend the MTV Voices Dinner during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Merchant Hotel on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: MTV Europe Music Awards Hostess Selena Gomez and singer Justin Bieber arrive to attend the MTV Voices Dinner during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Merchant Hotel on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: Singer Justin Bieber attends the MTV Voices Dinner during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Merchant Hotel on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: Singer Justin Bieber is awarded the MTV Voices Award with Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility and Head of MTV Staying Alive Georgia Arnold at the MTV Voices Dinner during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Merchant Hotel on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: Richard Godfrey, MTV Europe Music Awards Executive Producer talks during a MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 press conference at Odyssey Arena on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Anthony Keidis of Red Hot Chili Peppers during rehearsals before their live performance for the MTV Europe Music Awards at Ulster Hall on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Red Hot Chili Peppers perform during rehearsals before their live performance for the MTV Europe Music Awards at Ulster Hall on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Anthony Keidis of Red Hot Chili Peppers during rehearsals before their live performance for the MTV Europe Music Awards at Ulster Hall on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Michael 'Flea' Balzary of Red Hot Chili Peppers during rehearsals before their live performance for the MTV Europe Music Awards at Ulster Hall on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Jason Derulo performs on stage during a rehearsal prior to the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at City Hall on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Jason Derulo performs on stage during a rehearsal prior to the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at City Hall on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: (L-R) Sergio Pizzorno and Tom Meighan of Kasabian perform during a MTV Live Event ahead of the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at Ulster Hall on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: Tom Meighan of Kasabian performs during a MTV Live Event ahead of the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at Ulster Hall on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: (L-R) Sergio Pizzorno and Tom Meighan of Kasabian perform during a MTV Live Event ahead of the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at Ulster Hall on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: Tom Meighan of Kasabian performs during a MTV Live Event ahead of the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at Ulster Hall on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: Sergio Pizzorno of Kasabian walks onto the stage before a MTV Live Event ahead of the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at Ulster Hall on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: The Japanese Popstars perform during a MTV Live Event ahead of the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at Ulster Hall on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol performs on stage during a rehearsal prior to the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at City Hall on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Actress Jennifer Metcalfe attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Actress Jennifer Metcalfe attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Jessie J attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Jessie J attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Actress Jennifer Metcalfe attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Katy B attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: LMFAO with SkyBlu (L) and Redfoo attend the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Mayor of Belfast Niall O Donnghaile
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: LMFAO with SkyBlu (R) and Redfoo attend the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Actor Greg Lake of Geordie Shore attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Jordan Stephens and Harvey Alexander-Sule of Hip Hop Duo Rizzle Kicks attend the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Model BB from Dirty Sexy Things (R) and guest attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Michael 'Flea' Balzary of Red Hot Chili Peppers during rehearsals before their live performance for the MTV Europe Music Awards at Ulster Hall on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: MTV Europe Music Awards Hostess Selena Gomez attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Coldplay with (L-R) Jonny Buckland, Chris Martin, Guy Berryman and Will Champion attend the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Model BB from Dirty Sexy Things (R) and guest attend the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Justin Bieber performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber receives the award for Best Pop onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber receives the award for Best Pop onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: Singer Justin Bieber and guest attend the MTV Voices Dinner during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Merchant Hotel on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: Artwork showing Justin Bieber during the MTV Voices Dinner during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Merchant Hotel on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: (L-R) Singer Justin Bieber poses with his MTV Voices Award with Bob Bakish President and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks, guest and Philippe Dauman President and CEO, Viacom Inc. pose as they attend the MTV Voices Dinner during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Merchant Hotel on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: A close up of the MTV Voices Award presented to singer Justin Bieber at the MTV Voices Dinner during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Merchant Hotel on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: Singer Justin Bieber fans wait for him to arrive to the MTV Voices Dinner during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Merchant Hotel on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: Artwork showing Justin Bieber during the MTV Voices Dinner during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Merchant Hotel on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 05: Singer Justin Bieber fans wait for him to arrive to the MTV Voices Dinner during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Merchant Hotel on November 5, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber receives the award for Best Male onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber and actress Hayden Panettiere attend the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Justin Bieber attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Justin Bieber attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber receives the award for Best Male onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber receives the award for Best Male onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber receives the award for Best Male onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber receives the award for Best Male onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber receives the award for Best Male onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber receives the award for Best Male onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber receives the award for Best Male onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber receives the award for Best Male onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Justin Bieber performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Justin Bieber performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Justin Bieber performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber with awards attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Danny Martindale/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber with awards attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Danny Martindale/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber with awards attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Danny Martindale/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber with awards attends the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 at Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Danny Martindale/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber receives the award for Best Male onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Justin Bieber performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

A man who shone a laser pen at a police helicopter hovering over the Odyssey Arena during the MTV Europe Music Awards could have killed Lady Gaga and a host of other A-list celebrities.

Crown Court Judge Geoffrey Miller QC said had the pilot been blinded, even momentarily, the consequences could have been fatal for those on board and "unimaginable" for those on the ground.

However, Judge Miller told a "foolish and unthinking" Aaron McCrory he accepted his actions were more reckless than deliberate and suspended his eight-month jail term for two years.

Storeman McCrory, a 28-year-old father of two from Annsboro Street, Belfast, pleaded guilty to endangering the safety of the police surveillance helicopter on November 6, 2011.

Prosecutor Joseph Murphy said McCrory had targeted the helicopter on several occasions.

Defence lawyer Richard McConkey said McCrory was not motivated by any animosity towards the police, nor had he targeted the helicopter as it was keeping watch on a riotous mob, which, he said, would have been a much more serious matter.

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