Justin Bieber appeared on Ellen Monday morning to promote his upcoming fourth album, Purpose, and revealed to host Ellen DeGeneres that he wasn't all that upset when the nude photos of him vacationing in Bora Bora flooded the Internet last month.
DeGeneres asked Bieber how it was that he didn't spot the photographer. "Usually we're all pretty good at spotting paparazzi," the talk show host pointed out. "They hide in boats and pretend to be fisherman and we're like, you're paparazzi. I mean, we're pretty good at it. How did you not see that there was paparazzi there?"
"Well I just didn't see them," Bieber said. "I think I wasn't really looking out for them either."
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Canadian pop megastar Justin Bieber (C) plays basketball with a young survivor of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Palo, Leyte province on December 10, 2013. Pop megastar Justin Bieber sang to and played basketball with young survivors of the Philippines' deadliest typhoon on December 10 after he flew into the disaster zone to boost an international relief effort. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 27: The winner of Champ of Charity singer Justin Bieber (L) and singer Cody Simpson onstage at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards brought to you by Samsung Galaxy at The Wiltern on July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Young Hollywood Awards will air on Monday, July 28 8/7c on The CW. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for Variety)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 23: Justin Bieber attends a VMA Pre-Party hosted by Chris Brown & Pia Mia featuring Bera on August 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JAN 17: General view of a Justin Bieber for Calvin Klein Billboard located on Houston Street on January 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Tomas/IMAGES/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 15: Singer Justin Bieber arrives at Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace to celebrate his birthday on the nightclub's opening weekend on March 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 07: Singer Justin Bieber attends the 17th NRJ Music Awards ceremony at Palais des Festivals on November 7, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Justin Bieber and Corey Gamble are seen in Beverly Hills, Ca on January 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Light Brigade/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Degeneres asked Bieber how quickly he learned about the pictures.
"It was pretty much like a couple days later," said the singer, "[Manager] Scooter [Braun], he was like, 'Yo I hate to tell you this, but your penis is on the Internet.' I was like, 'what?' The first thing I saw that the censored one and it had like the black thing over it. And I was like, 'oh my goodness like I don't know what this is gonna look like.'
"It wasn't like as bad as I thought it was gonna be. It wasn't as terrible."
DeGeneres agreed, saying, "I'm no expert, but I heard it was good."