Justin Bieber, looking to turn over a new leaf, followed up a contrite appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show with a video apology to his fans.
The pop singer, whose downward spiral has become the stuff of legend in recent years, posted an emotional mea culpa to Facebook late last night ...
As we told you earlier, Justin Bieber broke down on Ellen, admitting he was nervous in front of the audience but coming clean about his bad behavior.
Without getting into specifics, such as egging homes, peeing in buckets, acting like a jackass in court depositions and so on, he told DeGeneres:
"I've done some things that might not have been the greatest. I just want to be able to, you know, just kind of own up to some of the things."
On the Facebook video, the soon-to-be 21-year-old addressed his fans - and the Ellen interview, during which he was noticeably awkward.
He seemed to chalk that up to how seriously he takes his own actions.
Bieber said he hoped he didn't come off like he was "arrogant or conceited, or basically how I've been acting the past year, year and a half."
"I'm not who I was pretending to be. Often we pretend to be something we're not as a cover-up of what we're truly feeling inside," Justin said.
"There was a lot of feelings going on in there, just being young and growing up in this business. It's been hard. Growing up in general is hard."
"I really want people to know how much I care about people, and how I'm not that person to say 'I don't give a f--k. You know, I'm not that kid."
"I'm a person who genuinely cares," he adds. "And although what's happened in the past has happened, I just want to make the best impression on people."
Justin Bieber, in the eyes of Justin Bieber, is "kind and loving and gentle and soft. And although people can call me a softie, that's how my mom raised me."
Actions, as they say, speak louder than words, but he's certainly using all the right ones as he looks to turn things around in his career and life.
With the Comedy Central roast of Justin Bieber approaching, he's looking to atone and be at peace with the past, while making his future brighter.
A bold ambition given his past antics, but we'll see where he takes it ...