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One of the many shocking—and meme-able—moments from this year's VMAs (and also tbelow were a lot, thanks to Miley and Kanye) was once Justin Bieber broke down crying after his "What Do You Mean" performance. Not going to lie, at first we assumed his tears were the outcome of some kind of harness malattribute (those points can't be comfortable), yet the Biebs revealed the actual reason behind his emotional moment on The Tonight Show via Jimmy Fallon last night.
While he did acexpertise the harness was uncomfortable, the tears came from a various place: "It was just so overwhelming for me, every little thing," Bieber told Fallon. "The performance, I missed some cues, so I was a little disappointed at that. And simply everyone, and their assistance, I just wasn't expecting them to support me in the method they did.... The last time I was at an awards display, I was booed."
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Bieber additionally revealed that the performance wasn't just around debuting a new song—it was his chance to display just how much he's grvery own as an artist and also a perboy.
"I've functioned so hard at this album. I've functioned so difficult at ending up being the man I desire to become," Bieber sassist. "Stepping into instances, you simply can't help but feel judged. I was feeling judged and just wanting to win so badly and also simply wanting to execute what I love so badly that I simply put whatever on the line."
"I think that's what was so special around the minute at the end," he adds. "It was authentic, it was genuine. I was really just wanting it so bad."