Justin Bieber opened up about his emotional performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.
The Biebs performed two hits, Where Are U Now and What Do You Mean, at the VMA’s on August 30th. Upon finishing his final routine, the twenty-two year old got more than a little choked up.
While many critics may have been skeptical about whether or not the tears were real, Bieber has come forward to explain his flood of emotion after his performance.
Jimmy Fallon may be one of the funniest men alive, but he also has a way of opening people up and getting real, honest conversations out of even the toughest celebrities.
When asked point blank about his on stage tears, Bieber explained that it was a genuine response to a lot of different feelings. He told Fallon it was a bit of feeling frustrated with himself and a lot of being appreciative for the support from fans. He said:
“I missed some cues so I was a little disappointed with that. (…) And everyone — the support — I was honestly wasn’t expecting them to support me in the way they did. Last time I was at an awards show, I was booed. I’ve worked so hard at this album. I’ve worked so hard at becoming the man I want to become. Then, standing in the situation, you just can’t help but feel judged. So I was just feeling judged and wanting to win so badly, and wanting to do what I love so badly, that I just put everything on the line. (…) What was so special about the emotional moment, it was authentic and real. I was just wanting it so bad.”
Of course, the last award show Justin is referring to is the one he attended at Fashion Rocks last September when he was booed by crowds. Fans felt his pain then, and can relish in his success now.
Jimmy breached the topic of Justin’s very public life troubles. Justin attributed the hard period to being friends with “knuckleheads” but still took responsibility for his mistakes. He said:
“I just went through a place of just trying to figure it out. You have to figure out what you are OK with and what you’re not OK with, but you have to test the waters. I just happened to be … in the spotlight in front of cameras all the time.”
After a lot of media attention for judgement lapses, it’s nice to see this young man working hard and receiving the positive attention he needs to keep him on the right path.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon “Justin Bieber Explains Why He God Emotional During the VMAs” Youtube. 2 September 2015. Web. 4 September 2015.