MTV Video Music Awards: Justin Bieber sheds tears after performance
Singer also debuts new hairstyle on the red carpet
Canadian singer Justin Bieber had an emotional end to his MTV Video Music Awards performance Sunday night.
The 21-year-old pop star sang a medley of songs in his first performance at the show since 2010.
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At the end of his performance, which included a voiceover with uplifting messages from Bieber, the singer bowed his head and appeared to cry.
An accurate depiction of me watching <a href="https://twitter.com/justinbieber">@JustinBieber</a>'s <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VMA?src=hash">#VMA</a> performance. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BieberIsBack?src=hash">#BieberIsBack</a> <a href="http://t.co/Pv1dBztVx7">pic.twitter.com/Pv1dBztVx7</a>—@MTV
Bieber's fans pointed out that the star has faced some trouble in the past few years. Bieber has gained a bad-boy image with antics and legal woes that led him to embark on a campaign to revamp his image.
To some fans, this performance was a comeback.
after everything he's been through these last few years..... he finally made it Justin Bieber made it <a href="http://t.co/UL6r1jn5qQ">pic.twitter.com/UL6r1jn5qQ</a>—@rauhlrelated
so unbelievably proud of you, welcome back <a href="https://twitter.com/justinbieber">@justinbieber</a> we've missed you. 💖💘💟 <a href="http://t.co/LSZcPy8MP4">pic.twitter.com/LSZcPy8MP4</a>—@electrcvibes
It didn't just make him emotional. It appears his fans also shed some tears at seeing the star return with a new single, What Do You Mean, to the VMAs stage.
You did great today, we are so proud, we'll always be there for you. <a href="https://twitter.com/justinbieber">@justinbieber</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WeAreSoProudOfYouJustin?src=hash">#WeAreSoProudOfYouJustin</a>—@takeabiebs
lauralentz: Proud of <a href="https://twitter.com/justinbieber">@justinbieber</a> first time performing in 5 years <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VMAs?src=hash">#VMAs</a> … Love you <a href="http://t.co/enOwQQhAr4">pic.twitter.com/enOwQQhAr4</a>—@JBCrewdotcom
Bieber also debuted a new hairstyle at the awards.
And, while many enjoyed his performance, not everyone was a fan of the new hair.
So did Kate Gosselin's stylist from 2005 do Justin Bieber's hair for the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VMAs?src=hash">#VMAs</a> orrrr... <a href="http://t.co/qPi9j2kzjC">pic.twitter.com/qPi9j2kzjC</a>—@thehannahwhite