Justin Bieber has apologized to his fans (and to the world in general) for being such an arrogant punk for the past year and a half in a new, unexpected video posted on Wednesday night.
In the video which was posted shortly after he finished taping an appearance for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the singer said, ‘I just wanted to make a video to express how I feel right now.’
After complimenting DeGeneres, he then said:
I was really nervous [on the Ellen show]. And I think I was nervous because I’m afraid of what people are thinking about me right now. It’s been a minute since I’ve been in a public appearance, and I didn’t want to come off arrogant or conceited, or basically how I’ve been acting the last year, year and a half.
And I was, I’m not who I was pretending to be. Why I say “pretending” is because we often pretend to be something we’re not as a coverup of what we’re truly feeling inside. There was a lot of feelings going on in there.
Being young and growing up in this business is hard. Growing up in general is hard. But yeah, I felt awkward up there, I felt like people were judging me. And I really want people to know I care. I care about people.
I’m not that person that I don’t give a f**k, I’m not that kid. I’m a person who genuinely, genuinely cares. Although whats happened in the past has happened, I just want to make the best impression on people, and be kind, and loving, and gentle, and soft. Although people can call me a softie, that’s how my mom raised me.
Bieber’s apologetic message was well received by both his fans and the media, with his Twitter followers quickly causing the hashtag ‘#WeDontJudgeYouJustin’ to trend worldwide. His manager Scooter Braun tweeted shortly after the video was posted, ‘Very proud of u. Real courage comes when owning your own mistakes. Proud.’
ENTmania! can confirm that Justin Bieber’s behavior drastically changed for the better after he was baptized by a Hillsong Church pastor in June last year.
Check out the video below.