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Justin Bieber Talks Teary VMAs Performance, Sings 'What Do You Mean' on 'Fallon'

by Carolyn Menyes   Sep 3, 2015 10:27 AM EDT

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Justin Bieber continues to be on the comeback trail with a new album on the way and a new single "What Do You Mean?" under his belt. On Wednesday night (Sept. 2), the 21-year-old pop star appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to chat about his much-buzzed about teary VMAs performance, have a drum-off with The Roots' Questlove and, of course, to perform a song for his fans.

Bieber's takeover of The Tonight Show kicked off with a chat between Bieber and Fallon, wherein he discussed his VMAs performance, which ended with him doubled over and in tears. According to Bieber, the support from the music industry - which had previously turned its back on him - made him feel grateful.

"It was so overwhelming for me, everything-just the performance. I missed some cues, so I was a little disappointed at that, and just everyone and just their support. I was, honestly-let me breathe for a second-I just wasn't expecting them to support me in the way they did. Last time I was at an awards show, I was booed," he said.

Bieber also cited that he wanted a win for the night and to show that he had grown up a bit.

In order to lighten the mood, Bieber and Questlove battled it out on the drums, to rematch a sketch they did in 2010, wherein The Roots' leader kicked Bieber's butt. It's safe to say, the two were a little more evenly matched this time, with Questlove even giving it up to Bieber at the end.

Bieber ended the night by aligning with Questlove and the rest of The Roots for his second televised performance of "What Do You Mean?"

Bieber's new album is due out on Nov. 13.

[h/t E! News]

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