Justin Bieber Tells Us His Story: ‘There’s So Many People That Want To Bring Me Down’ christina garibaldi, MTV.com Share Article: Justin Bieber is back. The singer just unleashed his undeniably catchy new single, “What Do You Mean?”, which was well worth the wait — and well worth the hype. Justin will be performing it live for the very first time this Sunday at the 2015 Video Music Awardsand the timing couldn’t be better. John Shearer / Getty Images “It’s the perfect timing because the song just came out,” Justin told us backstage after his rehearsal, where we managed to get some pics of him onstage. “MTV has always supported me, so for me to come out and support them — it’s always been so mutual, I love the VMAs.” Justin made his VMA debut at the awards show back in 2009. “Wow that’s crazy, that’s like a whole other human being,” he said when we showed him a picture of him on the red carpet — and a lot has not only changed since then, but within the past couple years. The singer has gone through a lot of troubled moments, but learned something pretty valuable along the way. “I think just perception and how I view people and things,” he said of how he’s changed. “You grow and you find out that things aren’t exactly what they seem. … There’s so many people that want to bring me down and stuff and so many people that are mean, but there’s also so many awesome people that I’m not giving the chance to because I was so focused on a lot of the negativity.” And those lessons, plus so much more, will be reflected on his upcoming album, due out November 13. “I think I’m just telling my story through this album and I’m kind of saying what I haven’t said over the past three years — because I really haven’t used my voice,” he said. “I want to use it in my music.” DNCE & ROD STEWART PAIR UP FOR AN EPIC PERFORMANCE Do you think they’re sexy? WATCH LOGIC’S HEART-WARMING PERFORMANCE OF ‘1-800-273-8255’ An unforgettable performance for an unforgettable night Demi Lovato Performs Poolside In Las Vegas Sorry, She’s Not Sorry Alessia Cara Smashes Beauty Standards With ‘Scars To Your Beautiful’ Watch her stripped down performance Shawn Mendes Makes His Debut VMA Performance Watch him light up the stage with ‘There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back’ Paris Jackson Slams ‘White Supremacist Jerks’ “We must resist. And now, the nominees for Best Pop Video!” Load More Email * Choose a unique display name * Password * Confirm Password * First Name * Last Name * Address * Address 2 City * Province * -- Alberta (AB) British Columbia (BC) Manitoba (MB) New Brunswick (NB) Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Northwest Territories (NT) Nova Scotia (NS) Nunavut (NU) Prince Edward Island (PE) Saskatchewan (SK) Ontario (ON) Quebec (QC) Yukon (YT) Alabama (AL) Alaska (AK) Arizona (AZ) Arkansas (AR) California (CA) Colorado (CO) Connecticut (CT) Delaware (DE) District of Columbia (DC) Florida (FL) Georgia (GA) Guam (GU) Hawaii (HI) Idaho (ID) Illinois (IL) Indiana (IN) Iowa (IA) Kansas (KS) Kentucky (KY) Louisiana (LA) Maine (ME) Maryland (MD) Massachusetts (MA) Michigan (MI) Minnesota (MN) Mississippi (MS) Missouri (MO) Montana (MT) Nebraska (NE) Nevada (NV) New Hampshire (NH) New Jersey (NJ) New Mexico (NM) New York (NY) North Carolina (NC) North Dakota (ND) Ohio (OH) Oklahoma (OK) Oregon (OR) Pennyslvania (PA) Puerto Rico (PR) Rhode Island (RI) South Carolina (SC) South Dakota (SD) Tennessee (TN) Texas (TX) Utah (UT) Vermont (VT) Virginia (VA) Virgin Islands (VI) Washington (WA) West Virginia (WV) Wisconsin (WI) Wyoming (WY) Other Country * -- Canada United States Other Postal/Zip Code * Main Phone * Alt Phone Birthday * day 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031 month January February March April May June July August September October November December year 2014201320122011201020092008200720062005200420032002200120001999199819971996199519941993199219911990198919881987198619851984198319821981198019791978197719761975197419731972197119701969196819671966196519641963196219611960195919581957195619551954195319521951195019491948194719461945194419431942194119401939193819371936193519341933193219311930 Gender -- Male Female Sure, you can contact me when I qualify for opportunities based on my activity on the site (i.e.: random awards, attending MTV events, or being cast for an MTV show). Keep me up-to-date on contests, offers and events from MTV, Bell Media and it's affiliates and partners. * indicates required field Register Log in to Core with your MTV Username: Email: Password: Not a member of MTV Core? Register for a new account.