So it turns out Justin Bieber didn't want to wait until his Comedy Central Roast to apologize to fans.
The artist taped an interview with Ellen DeGeneres yesterday in which he admitted to doing some “things that might not have been the greatest.”
He said this is what inspired his idea to be roasted in March.
"I just wanna be able to laugh about it, and kind of own up to some of the things," Bieber said about the upcoming program.
Justin didn't get into the specifics of these things, but any celebrity gossip fan knows what he's referring to (drunk driving arrest, egging his neighbor's house, peeing in a restaurant bucket, sticking his bodyguards on photographers, etc.).
Bieber, however, wasn't done being open, honest and vulnerable.
After taping the above interview, he sat down for what amounted to a self-therapy session on Fahlo.
"I just wanted to make a video to express how I feel right now,” the singer said at the outset, mentioning his Ellen discussion and explaining:
“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."
Wow. Did you ever think you'd head Justin Bieber say those words?!?
“I just felt awkward up there,” Bieber said. “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.”
Instead, Bieber says he’s “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.”
This is a very different Justin Bieber than the one who recently grabbed his crotch in response to critics, isn't it?
“I love you all,” the superstar concluded. “I appreciate u so much. We are growing together and I will always try to be better. Thank you."
Within minutes of Justin's tearful apology last night, his fans made "WeAreSoProudOfYouJustin" and "#WeDontJudgeYouJustin" trend on Twitter.
They've clearly forgiven their hero. But will Selena Gomez? And did Bieber come out with these confessions to try and win her back? Stay tuned!