Bieber, 20, posted an apology video on Facebook after appearing on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
During his interview, Ellen asked Justin why he had agreed to be roasted by Comedy Central (on March 7).
“I don’t like being mean to people. Why are you doing this?” DeGeneres asked.
Bieber replied, “I think it’s just cool to be able to laugh at yourself. I’ve done some things that might not of been the greatest …. “I just want to be able to own up to some of the things.”
Afterward, Justin posted a video (see below) where he apologized to fans for his antics during the past year, which included a DUI arrest for drag racing, egging the house of a neighbor and allegedly abusing drugs Xanax, sizzurp, and weed.
“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 about me right now.”
Justin continued: “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.
“I’m not who I was pretending to be. Why I say I was ‘pretending’ is often we pretend to be something we’re not as a cover up of what we’re 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.”
“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 f*ck,’ you know?”
Bieber continued: “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.”
In a second video Bieber thanked fans for all their support and love, and vowed to behave better.
“Thanks for always being there for me,” said Justin. “I know I haven’t always made it easy. I love you all. I appreciate u so much. We are growing together and I will always try to be better. Thank you.”
Justin’s trainer, Patrick Nilsson, said Bieber typically trains 40 minutes each day, five days a week, mostly lifting weights and focusing on building up his chest and shoulders, Examiner reported.
“I work out with my trainer, Patrick Nilsson, five days a week for about 45 minutes each,” Bieber said of his fitness routine. “We do three days splits: back and triceps one day, chest and biceps on day two, shoulder and legs on day three, and abs every other day.”
Justin doesn’t follow a special diet, and Nilsson said the focus is on making sure the singer consumes enough calories since he sometimes forgets to eat due to his busy schedule.
“I’m not a special diet, but I do try to watch what I eat,” said Bieber. Justin released his third studio album, Believe, in 2012.