Justin Bieber Finally Explained Why He Was Crying At The VMAs

3 September 2015, 11:28 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

And it's kind of sweet, really.

Justin Bieber teased album information all the way back in 2014. '2015 will be Justin's year' they said, and we have only just begun to see evidence of this. His single, "What Do You Mean" is the fastest song ever to reach #1 on iTunes and to commemorate his triumphant return to centre stage, Justin partially co-opted the VMAs for his comeback moment. 

Justin killed it on stage and surprised fans by getting a little emotional post performance. 

Fans and commentators all asked themselves why Bieber was crying. He'd just given a spirited performance at the VMAs and had a new hit single under his belt. Maybe his leg hurt? Maybe he was really hungry? 

Well, as it turns out, Bieber is kind of sensitive and was feeling a little overwhelmed.  

It was so overwhelming [...] But just the support… I didn’t expect them to support me in the way they did. Last time I was at an awards show, I was booed. [..] I wanted to win so badly, I just put everything on the line. It was authentic and real… I was just wanting it so bad.

Justin Bieber

Awwwww! Watch the full video below.