Bieber’s return to the VMAs stage after five years — and plenty of bad press and growing pains — was an emotional one for the singer.
After performing his new single “What Do You Mean?” on Sunday’s show, he buried his head in his hands and broke down crying.
According to the source, “He worked so hard not just on the performance but himself. He didn’t know how people would accept him. When he saw them on their feet cheering, he was overwhelmed.”The source also said “Last time he was on an award show he was booed. This time he was cheered for. It meant a lot to him,”
His tears were actually a sign of relief that he nailed his comeback act. Justin’s fourth studio album is reportedly coming out on November 13th.