Justin Bieber Looks Back on His Summer of Bare-Ass Nakedness on ‘Ellen’ (Video)

“It’s hot wherever you go,” the daytime host tells the “Where Are You Now?” singer on Tuesday’s episode

Justin Bieber addressed his habit of shedding clothes in public — including that notorious bare-ass photo he posted on the Internet before taking it down — on Tuesday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

“One of my friends hit me, who has a kid, and they were like, ‘Yo, my daughter just saw this, and she came to me and was like, “I just saw Justin’s butt,”‘” said the singer, appearing on the daytime talk show to promote his single “Where Are You Now?” “So I felt bad about it and I just took it down.”

But that admission followed after DeGeneres showed a series of recent shirtless images of Bieber and commented, “It must be hot wherever you go.”

Asked about his dating life, Bieber admitted he’s currently single and “ready to mingle.” The singer attempted to avoid the question, first by playing with his hat, then with DeGeneres’s reading glasses, but the host continued to press.

“I’m single, ladies,” he finally admitted after some prodding. “And ready to mingle.”

Also during his appearance, Bieber surprised a young fan and her father on the talk show, dancing to Silento’s “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” and granting her backstage access to his upcoming tour.

Watch the video.