Justin Bieber Sings Racist Slur, Jokes About KKK in Undated Video
The singer is shown weaving the N-word into "One Less Lonely Girl" and was reportedly asked to pay $1 million to keep the first video from the media.
A second video of Justin Bieber allegedly making racist jokes has reportedly surfaced.
British tabloid newspaper The Sun reports that the new footage features the singer using the N-word in "One Less Lonely Girl" (altering the hook to be "One Less Lonely N-----"), joking about killing black people and entertaining the idea of joining the Ku Klux Klan. Though the undated video is not included in the online report, The Sun claims that that it shows Bieber seated and wearing a dog tag and a dark blue shirt, and he sings unaccompanied, repeatedly weaving the racial slur into the lyrics of his 2009 hit.
The footage emerges just as Bieber issued an apology on Sunday for a five-year-old clip -- originally recorded when the singer was 15 but recently posted by The Sun -- that shows the pop star telling a joke with a racist punchline. The earlier video has since been posted on TMZ. In that clip, Bieber is heard asking, "Why are black people afraid of chain saws?" He then answers his own questiony with a reference to the N-word.
"Five years ago I made a reckless and immature mistake, and I'm grateful to those close to me who helped me learn those lessons as a young man," he apologized. "Once again … I'm sorry."
That first video could've been kept away from the public, TMZ reports. Two months ago, Bieber's team was reportedly contacted by the lawyer of the footage's owner, who was working on one of the singer's video projects and saw the video on his personal hard drive. The lawyer allegedly attempted to persuade Bieber's team to pay as much as $1 million to stop him from selling the footage to the media.
The videos follow Bieber's attempted robbery investigation in May, detainment at the Los Angeles International Airport in April, DUI arrest in March and alleged egging incident in January. His Miami trial for driving under the influence and other charges will begin on July 7, after his lawyers asked for it to be delayed to examine evidence and discuss whether to accept a possible plea deal.