A second video of Justin Bieber using racially offensive language surfaced on the Internet on Wednesday (June 4), and the pop-star is sure to face more criticism for his use of the N-word.
The 28-second clip shows Bieber singing a highly offensive version his 2010 song “One Less Lonely Girl.” “One less lonely n—-r/ One less lonely n—-r … there’s gonna be one less lonely n—-r,” he sings and laughs while looking into the camera.
The actual N-word is bleeped out of the video, though TMZ reports that Justin does say the racial slur repeatedly.
Bieber then goes on to make a joke about the Ku Klux Klan. “If I kill you, I’ll be part of the KKK, then there’ll be one less lonely n—-r,” he continues to sing with a smile, while others are heard laughing in the background.
MTV News has chosen not to embed the offensive clip, which was posted to TMZ.
“As a young man, I didn’t understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt,” he explained. “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.”
TMZ claims Justin’s camp has had knowledge of this second video’s existence for some time, but would not give in to an “extortion” plot that would have kept the clip from becoming public.