Seems “sorry” isn’t the hardest word for Justin Bieber!
The “Baby” singer shared a dimly lit and emotionally charged video via Facebook on Wednesday, Jan. 28, where he opened up about his past “arrogant” behavior and apologized to the world for pretending to be someone he wasn’t.
The video came hot on the heels of an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he found himself feeling “really nervous” of how he would be received at his first TV appearance after his recent bad-boy antics.
“I think I was nervous because I was afraid of what people are thinking about me right now,” he explained in the video. “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, year and a half,” he said.
“I’m not what 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 was a lot of feelings going on in there,” he continued. “Just being young and growing up in this business is hard. Just growing up in general is hard,” he added.
“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—,’ you know? I’m not that kid, I’m a person who genuinely cares,” he continued.
“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.”
Bieber’s recent troubles have included some run-ins with the police, including a DUI arrest stemming from a drag-racing incident in Miami, vandalism charges for egging a California neighbor’s home, and assault charges following an alleged attack on a limo driver.
Watch the full video above and tell Us: Do you think Justin’s apology is genuine?
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