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The Real Reason Justin Bieber Cried During The VMAs [PHOTOS]

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Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent

Justin Bieber broke down in tears after he performed at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night, leaving many wondering why.

But the 21-year-old was reportedly just emotional after singing “Where Are U Now” because he was overwhelmed by the positive reaction.

“He worked so hard not just on the performance but himself,” a source told Gossip Cop. “He didn’t know how people would accept him. When he saw them on their feet cheering, he was overwhelmed.” (SLIDESHOW: For These Stars, The VMAs Were All About Showing Skin)

Justin Bieber cries at VMAs

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Justin Bieber cries at VMAs

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“Last time he was on an award show he was booed. This time he was cheered for. It meant a lot to him.” (RELATED: Miley Cyrus And Awards Show Criticized For Being Racist)

Justin Bieber cries at VMAs

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Bieber has been booed several times in the past, including at the Billboard Music Awards and Fashion Rocks. (RELATED: Kevin Hart On Justin Bieber: ‘We’re Going To Give This Boy The A** Whooping He Deserves’)