When I am in a charitable mood, I think that Justin Bieber's bad behavior is the result of years of toxic exposure to fame. But that explanation is getting less airtight this week: Apparently, when he was a young, cherub-faced teen, just starting his career, Bieber was also super racist.
A new video has hit the internet in which Bieber says the N-word - sings it, actually. Bieber, who was 14 at the time it was made, according to TMZ, sings a sort of parody of his own song "One Less Lonely Girl." "One less lonely n-----, you'll be one less lonely n-----," he sings in his prepubescent croon, as a friend giggles off camera. "If I kill you, I'll be in the KKK, and there'll be one less lonely n-----."
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Surprisingly, it's Bieber and his team who released the video - they say he was the subject of numerous extortion attempts to keep it out of the public eye, so they ultimately decided to beat their blackmailers to the punch.
This is actually the second video that came out this weekin which Justin Biebercheerfully says the n-word over and over again. Here's the first one, if you haven't gotten your fill of Justin Bieber being racist.
Apparently, he's long regretted making these, and already made friends like Usher and Will Smith aware of their existence. Let's hope he doesn't have any more racist videos in the pipeline. Will Smith is a busy guy.