Justin Bieber is making headlines once again for racist remarks.
Just days after apologizing for telling a racist joke when he was 15, the singer is seen in a new video (posted on The Sun and TMZ) singing a racist parody of his 2009 song, “One Less Lonely Girl.”
“One less lonely n****r,” he sings and then laughs in the old video, as others are heard laughing in the background.
The singer repeats the line multiple times and then adds, “There’s gonna be one less lonely n****r, if I kill you, I’ll be part of the KKK,” referring to the Ku Klux Klan.
According to TMZ, Bieber had viewed a comedian’s parody of his own song online and was parodying the parody.
Bieber reportedly told Usher (who wrote the song) and Will Smith about both of the racist videos and expressed regret for making them.
Usher reportedly showed Bieber a series of other historical racist videos in an attempt to teach the young star the power those words hold.
Despite reports that the incident occurred when the singer was 14, a source told Access, “This appears to be an excerpt from the same source of the material reported on a couple of days ago, from when Justin was 15 years old.”
A rep for the singer told Access there was no additional comment on the latest video. His rep referred Access back to his original apology that included, “As a kid, I didn’t understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt. I thought it was ok to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but didn’t realize at the time that it wasn’t funny and that in fact my actions were continuing the ignorance.”
-- Jesse Spero