Justin Bieber has apologised for appearing to ignore a group of fans as he made his way through an airport in France, insisting he was simply trying to escape the paparazzi.
The Baby hitmaker, who attended France's NRJ Music Awards at the weekend (28Jan12), arrived at Nice Airport on Monday (30Jan12) to board a plane to the U.S., but he found himself hounded by snappers as he tried to check in for his flight.
Their behaviour prompted Bieber to try and outrun them to get through the security checkpoints and into the departure lounge, but his quick dash left some devotees disappointed as he failed to stop and acknowledge their presence.
Video footage of the alleged snub has since surfaced online, but Bieber is adamant he would never intentionally do anything to upset his young following.
In a series of Twitter.com posts on Tuesday (31Jan12), he writes, "the other day in the airport i got surrounded by 20 paps. I dont like small spaces and i just wanted to get on the plane. I ran to... get thru the gate and there is a video of me running by fans and on the other side you dont see the 20 paps.
"I would never run by my fans... and for those that i did pass that day I AM SORRY. I know my fans are my everything. I know my responsibility to them. I LOVE MY BELIEBERS.
"so as i get older i know i will learn to deal with these things better and better just still learning. still human. just had to get that out."