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    Jan 29, 2015

    Justin Bieber Has Posted A Video Apologising For His "Arrogant And Conceited" Behaviour

    He says he's a "softy" at heart.

    Justin Bieber has spent much of the last two years in the spotlight for a multitude of negative reasons.

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    From the incident last summer where he was allegedly punched by Orlando Bloom to being questioned on suspicion of driving under the influence, and arrests for egging and dangerous driving, as well as turning up late for performances, he's struggled to gain much positive attention.

    However, he has now filmed a heartfelt apology video, explaining that his behaviour has been a "cover up" of his real feelings.

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    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.

    The Ellen DeGeneres Show / Via ellentv.com

    Justin explained:

    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.

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    He said:

    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".

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    He said:

    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.

    He then tweeted Ellen DeGeneres to thank her for having him on the show, and apologised for his nervousness.

    Good seeing u today @TheEllenShow. Happy birthday! Sorry I was so nervous 😁

    Justin Bieber@justinbieberFollow

    Good seeing u today @TheEllenShow. Happy birthday! Sorry I was so nervous

    1:37 AM - 29 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Ellen swiftly responded telling him that he had been "perfect".

    You were perfect. Thanks for surprising me! RT @justinbieber: Good seeing u today @TheEllenShow. Happy birthday! Sorry I was so nervous

    Ellen DeGeneres@TheEllenShowFollow

    You were perfect. Thanks for surprising me! RT @justinbieber: Good seeing u today @TheEllenShow. Happy birthday! Sorry I was so nervous

    3:24 AM - 29 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    And it wasn't long before Justin's fans began reacting on Twitter, expressing their support for the singer with the hashtag #WeDontJudgeYouJustin trending worldwide.

    The ones who stayed through the past year when Justin was having a hard time are the real ones #WeDontJudgeYouJustin

    Justin Bieber @Justinsslaying_Follow

    The ones who stayed through the past year when Justin was having a hard time are the real ones #WeDontJudgeYouJustin

    8:41 AM - 29 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    The fact that this is the first worldwide trend just shows how much we mean it, we will always be here for you Justin #WeDontJudgeYouJustin

    Justin Bieber@drewsdimpleFollow

    The fact that this is the first worldwide trend just shows how much we mean it, we will always be here for you Justin

    #WeDontJudgeYouJustin

    8:31 AM - 29 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Your smile makes me even better and better . I am so proud of you ! And i love you so much ! #WeDontJudgeYouJustin

    #mycalvins@BodyRockWithJBFollow

    Your smile makes me even better and better . I am so proud of you ! And i love you so much ! #WeDontJudgeYouJustin

    8:28 AM - 29 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    #WeDontJudgeYouJustin HE IS THE STRONGEST PERSON HE SMILED THRU ALL THE DIFFICULT TIMES HE TRIES TO MAKE PPL HAPPY HE IS THE PERFECT IDOL

    nat@LouebearFollow

    #WeDontJudgeYouJustin

    HE IS THE STRONGEST PERSON

    HE SMILED THRU ALL THE DIFFICULT TIMES

    HE TRIES TO MAKE PPL HAPPY

    HE IS THE PERFECT IDOL

    5:58 AM - 29 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Yes you did mistakes, but we all know you learned from them. we love you & we would never judge you! #WeDontJudgeYouJustin

    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀silvija☽@avxnsthankfulFollow

    Yes you did mistakes, but we all know you learned from them. we love you & we would never judge you! #WeDontJudgeYouJustin

    4:48 AM - 29 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    I just want to cry all night because of that video and justin and omg 😭❤️ #WeDontJudgeYouJustin

    Guada|| Project OLLG@ProyectoOLLG__1Follow

    I just want to cry all night because of that video and justin and omg

    #WeDontJudgeYouJustin

    4:44 AM - 29 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    He's been through a lot and he's always depended on us to make him feel better. No matter what we'll always love him. #WeDontJudgeYouJustin

    Justin Bieber Fan@BiebahBossFollow

    He's been through a lot and he's always depended on us to make him feel better. No matter what we'll always love him. #WeDontJudgeYouJustin

    4:39 AM - 29 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite