Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber reacts as he finishes performing a medley of songs at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California August 30, 2015. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Justin Bieber broke down into tears after rendering his performance at the MTV Video Music Awards last Aug. 30. And now, the Canadian singer explained why he broke down at the VMAs.

The 22-year-old singer sang a country-style rendition of the song, “Where Are U Now” at the recently concluded MTV VMAs and explained that he had an emotional breakdown because he was just being real, according to Fox News.

The star made the revelation during an interview with host, Jimmy Fallon of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” Wednesday. Apart from that, Bieber also expressed his disappointment with his performance because of some wrong steps.

He told Fallon, “I think that was so special about that emotional moment at the end was, it was authentic, it was real.” Bieber added, “I was just really wanting it so bad...it was just so overwhelming for me.”

The controversial young singer explained that he missed some cues and was feeling disappointed because of what transpired in his recent performance. Bieber also shared that he was not really expecting to gain much support.

Bieber also told Fallon that he worked hard on the album. He said, “I think I’ve just worked hard on this album, I’ve worked so hard at just becoming the man I want to become, and then stepping into situations you just can’t help but feel judged, the “What Do You Mean,” E!Online reported. He also stated: “So, I was just feeling judged and wanting to win so badly and just wanting to do what I love so badly that I just put everything on the line.”

To lighten the quite serious atmosphere in the show, Fallon said a joke that Bieber’s “junk was being pulled by the harness to which the singer replied: “It was right?”

The host of “The Tonight Show” also opened up about Bieber’s troubled past with the law. He then stated: “What it was is that I had a bunch of knuckleheads around me; that was pretty much it. It's never good to have knuckleheads around. I just went through a place of just trying to figure it out and making decisions. You have to figure out what you're OK with and 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, and they caught all those moments.”

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