Well, that was… uncomfortable.
While we thought the segment started off well with Bieber totally taking Ellen by surprise, the part where the two actually had to TALK wasn’t as successful.
We can understand why the singer later apologized for the awkward interview in an emotional Facebook video — the one-word answers and tense body language was definitely off-putting.
To be fair, Biebs did confess to being nervous since it was his first TV interview in a while. Now that we know Justin was afraid of how he would be perceived after a year of bad boy behavior, we can understand why the televised talk felt so off.
We’re sure Ellen was sympathetic to JB especially since she was his first TV interview EVER!
Ch-ch-check out a segment from the interview (above)!