Justin Bieber Returns To The Stage At The VMA Awards
Pop superstar Justin Bieber returned to the stage Sunday night to perform during the MTV Video Music Awards, marking the first time he performed at the event since he broke down after his 2015 performance.
Bieber was joined by Kid Laroi to perform their hit single “Stay,” and then took over the stage to perform “Ghost” from his recent album Justice.
He also took home the Artist of the Year Award.
Bieber’s fans were thrilled that he won the award, and at his performance, and took to social media to celebrate.
— Pattie Mallette (@pattiemallette) September 13, 2021
THE DRUMS ON GHOST???? JUSTIN BIEBER IS SO TALENTED IM CRYING pic.twitter.com/2K4MgRToC6
— ً ︎suhani⁷ 04 (@wastedghosts) September 12, 2021
Bieber’s last performance at the VMA’s ended with him in tears after he sang “Where Are U Now” and “What Do You Mean?”
He later explained on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon that he broke down after the performance because of how overwhelmed he was at the positive response he received.
“I think it’s just like, I’ve worked so hard at 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, he said. “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. I think what was so special about the emotional moment at the end was it was authentic, it was real. I was just really just wanting it so bad.”