Justin Bieber Apologizes For Acting Like An Arrogant Ass For Last 18 Months, Gets Emotional

By 01.30.15
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Justin Bieber is a changed man. He’s not going to be the arrogant jerk you’ve come to know — and if not love, then accept — over the past few years. The pop star posted an emotional apology to the world after an appearance on Ellen yesterday.

“I just wanted to make a video because I wanted to express how I feel right now,” the 20-year-old singer says in the clip. “Today, I was on Ellen and it was a lot of fun. She’s amazing, it was her birthday, but I was really nervous. I think I was nervous because I was afraid of what people are thinking about 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 past year and a half.”

He then launched into some deep stuff.

“I’m not who I was pretending to be. Why I say I was ‘pretending’ is often we pretend to be something we’re not as a cover up of what we’re truly feeling inside. And there were a lot of feelings going on in there. Just being young and growing up in this business is hard. Just growing up in general is hard.”

“I just felt awkward up there. I felt like people were judging me, and I really want people to know how much I care, how much I care about people, and how I’m not that person to say, ‘I don’t give a f*ck,’ you know? I’m not that kid. I’m a person who genuinely cares. And although what’s 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. And although people can call me a ‘softy,’ that’s how my mom raised me.”

OMG, Justin. I feel that way sometimes too and I didn’t even grow up in show business. We are so much alike, you and I. We may act too cool for school but underneath that blaise exterior is a warm-hearted teddy bear.

Do you guys think The Biebs is going to truly change or will he fall off the wagon and into his old ways before anyone’s noticed a difference?

[H/T: Just Jared]

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