Justin Bieber has spent much of the last two years in the spotlight for a multitude of negative reasons.
However, he has now filmed a heartfelt apology video, explaining that his behaviour has been a "cover up" of his real feelings.
Justin filmed the video and posted it online following his first TV appearance for over a year, which he said had made him very nervous.
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 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 went on to explain that this "arrogant and conceited" behaviour was essentially a defence mechanism against growing up in the public eye, and that this isn't a reflection of who he truly is.
I'm not who I was pretending to be. Why I say I was "pretending," is because often we pretend to be something we're not as a cover-up of what we are 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.
Justin then said that he doesn't want people to think he "doesn't care," and that his mother had raised him to be "a softy".
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 fuck," 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.