Credit: Instagram Photo: Justin Posts a Selfie in September 2013

Do you Believe Justin Bieber is actually a nice kid who's misunderstood?

That's the argument the singing sensation made this morning, December 9, as he talked to Ryan Seacrest on the latter's radio show.

Justin contended that he faced with constant criticism — and that the court of public opinion has its scales tipped against him.

"People don't get to see me living as a 19-year-old boy," he asserted. "I'm still finding myself, and when I have the media attacking me every day, it's no [different] than bullying that happens in school."

The Canuck said that he hopes his second documentary — Justin Bieber's Believe, in theaters on December 25 — will show the real Justin behind his persona.

"I think Never Say Never showed hope, and I think Believe is how you get back up when you fall down and really that story of what's going on behind the scenes," he explained. "I think this movie really shows people who I am as a person. Of course, I make mistakes growing up, and I'm not perfect. People forget I'm a human being [and] I have to make mistakes and grow stronger."

Do you buy what he was selling? Is he a talented kid just having innocent fun? Or do you think he's nothing more than a mop-bucket-peeing, Australia-hotel-vandalizing, underage-drinking speed demon? Let us know below!

Source: On Air With Ryan Seacrest

Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!