Justin Bieber is definitely trying to show his softer side these days.
After a flurry of bad press in recent years, including multiple arrests and a fist fight with Orlando Bloom, Justin stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show -- airing Thursday -- to explain his much-talked about apology video on Facebook. The 20-year-old "Baby" singer says he was nervous about the emotional video, and also about appearing on Ellen for her birthday show.
"Well 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," he admitted. "Like I said last time, I did a lot of things over the past few years that I’m not proud of."
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"I kinda just wanted to explain myself," he added about his motives.
Justin also admitted that his haters actually do get to him.
"I am a human, right?" he stressed. "I think 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."
Still, despite all the drama, the controversial singer said he isn't jaded.
"I love people," he said. "I love love, I 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."
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Justin is also scheduled to appear on The Doctors today, in which he continues to do good deeds by surprising a teen girl who survived a horrific home explosion that burned nearly half her body.
But has Justin really put his bad boy past behind him?
Check out ET's take in the video below.