Justin Bieber Admits On Ellen: “I’ve Done Things That Aren’t The Greatest” And Want To “Own Up” To It – WATCH VIDEO
As we exclusively reported, Bieber taped an “Ellen DeGeneres” segment that will air on Thursday. The full clip reveals Bieber surprised DeGeneres for her birthday, bringing her flowers and Calvin Klein underwear. The two stars then spent much of the time talking about Bieber reaching a new phase in his life after a troubled 2014.
DeGeneres pointed out that Bieber’s very first major television appearance was on her show when he was 15, and the superstar admitted he was now “nervous” to be back, as he hasn’t “been on TV for a while.” DeGeneres tried to reassure Bieber, calling him “crazy talented,” and he explained his nerves come out “in front of crowds when I’m not singing.” “I’m naturally a performer,” he said, expressing the discomfort that surfaces when he has to “sit down and be on camera and have to say things.”
DeGeneres remarked that it’s not uncommon to be extroverted on stage “but an introvert all other times.” The talk show host went on to bring up Bieber’s upcoming Comedy Central roast, noting that his manager Scooter Braun invited her to take part, but she didn’t understand why he’d want people being “mean” to him. Bieber shared why he views the opportunity differently, saying, “I think it’s just cool being able to laugh at yourself.”
“I’ve done some things that might not have been the greatest,” he continued, causing laughter in the audience and a joke from DeGeneres. Bieber went on, “I just wanna be able to laugh about it, and kind of own up to some of the things.” DeGeneres seemed impressed, and praised the star, saying, “I know you’ve been taking care of yourself and you’re doing really, really good, and I’m proud of you. I know you’ve straightened up a lot, and you look like it.”
There was also light-hearted chatter about Bieber’s Calvin Klein ads, which prompted DeGeneres to exclaim, “Damn!” But it seems the discussion about his personal journey is what stuck with him because after the taping Bieber posted a video apologizing to fans. As Gossip Cop reported earlier, the soon-to-be 21-year-old said in the video that he’s become quite concerned with how people view him after some missteps in which he was “pretending” to be someone he wasn’t.
“I didn’t want to come off arrogant or conceited or basically how I’ve been acting the past year and a half,” Bieber said in the video of appearing on DeGeneres’ program, further admitting, “I just felt awkward up there. I felt like people were judging me, and I really want people to know how much I care.” Check out the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” video below, and tell us what you think.