Justin Bieber has been known more for his outrageous behavior than his music lately. With a video he posted on Facebook, though, Bieber is trying to change all that.
According to ET, Bieber posted the video on his Facebook and the link to it on Twitter late Wednesday night.
What brought all this about? Bieber had been taping The Ellen Degeneres Show earlier that morning as part of Ellen’s birthday week, and it apparently got him thinking about his own life.
Bieber opened up and admitted, “I was really nervous, and I think I was nervous because I was afraid of what people are thinking about me right now.”
The 20-year-old “Boyfriend” singer has been trying to “rebrand and reform” his image after a slew of incidents of bad behavior, run ins with the police, and a whole lot of bad publicity.
Bieber went on to say 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 or a year and a half.” Bieber then claims that all of that bad behavior was merely who he “was pretending to be.”
Bieber candidly adds, “Often we pretend to be something we’re not as a cover-up of what we’re truly feeling inside.”
The young pop star went on to share just who he really is and how he wants to be seen by fans and the public.
“I really wanted people to know how much I care. How much I care about people…I’m a person that 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.”
— MTV (@MTV) January 29, 2015
Bieber’s actions have been less than caring. According to Hollywood Life, Calvin Klein’s latest underwear model was arrested in late August after an ATV accident involving a minivan, which turned into a physical altercation.
Bieber appears to be trying very hard to turn over a new leaf and is hopefully growing up.
Let’s just hope that Justin Bieber truly means what he says and get back to focusing more on music and less on making trouble.
[Photo Courtesy of MTV]