Justin Bieber Is Trying to Be a Better Person: "I Did a Lot of Things Over the Past Few Years That I'm Not Proud Of"

"I'm only human, right?" he asks Ellen DeGeneres

By Zach Johnson Feb 05, 2015 3:20 PMTags

Justin Bieber has realized the error of his ways.

The pop star stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday, just eight days after his last appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' daytime program. "So, Justin was here for my birthday show, and you said on the show that you were nervous," DeGeneres, 57, said. "We talked later that night. You called and said you were nervous and then you posted that night a video. Did you see the, from his home, this video of how he was nervous? Tell me about that and tell me why you were so nervous and why you posted that."

According to Bieber, 20, "It was the first time I was on television for a long time, and I just was worried about what people were thinking about me. Like I said last time, I did a lot of things over the past few years that I'm not proud of." Though Bieber didn't go into specifics—this was neither the time nor the place—he said, "I was just nervous to be in front of people again and talk in front of them. Remember?"

"Uh-huh," DeGeneres told him.

The comedienne commended her guest, telling him, "I thought that was really honest of you to say it here, but then when you were home...what was the impetus? You were sitting at home and you thought, 'You know what? I got to get this out there and I'm gonna do this.' What made you do that?"

"I thought I just looked really extra nervous and I kinda just wanted to explain myself," Bieber replied.

"I understand that and I think people appreciate that, too," DeGeneres assured him. "I think it's hard for people to understand." The daytime talk show host added that her wife, Portia de Rossi, reminded her that most "people think that all celebrities are never nervous., that we're just comfortable. It's not true."

"No," Bieber said in agreement. "I'm only human, right?"

"People often forget that, even with their comments and stuff, they think it doesn't get to me. But it gets to me. Things that people say bother me and I gotta be strong enough to just keep it pushing. That's why I just wanted to make a video to just let people know that I'm human. I love people. I love love. I'm passionate about things and I'm passionate about being better and growing, so I think that this is going to be an awesome chapter in my life and I'm so glad that I have you guys supporting me," Bieber added.