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Justin Bieber apologizes for second racist video: 'I need to take responsibility for those mistakes'

Justin Bieber is issuing apologies more frequently than he’s dropping new music these days.

The pop star offered another public mea culpa Thursday, this time for a second unearthed video featuring the star using racial slurs. In the clip, a 14-year-old Bieber sings a racist parody of his hit “One Less Lonely Girl” in which he talks about killing black people and joining the KKK, and repeatedly uses the N-word. READ FULL STORY

Second video of Justin Bieber using racial slurs emerges

Days after Justin Bieber apologized for using racial slurs in a video shot when he was 15, a new clip of the pop star saying the N-word has leaked.

In the new footage, a 14-year-old Bieber looks into the camera and sings a racist parody of his hit “One Less Lonely Girl.” He repeats the line “one less lonely n—-r,” laughing. “There’s gonna be one less n—-r/if I kill you/I’ll be part of the KKK,” he sings.

TMZ released the footage, saying Bieber and his team want the video made public “because he wants to own what he did.” The website reports that the singer, now 20, told mentors Usher and Will Smith of the videos and that he immediately regretted making them. Usher “took him into a room and showed him historically racist videos to drive home how hurtful these words can be,” according to TMZ.

EW’s requests for comment from Bieber’s reps were not immediately returned. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber apologizes for 'childish and inexcusable behavior' after racist video leaks

Justin Bieber has released a public apology for a years-old video that surfaced over the weekend. The clip shows the then-teenage singer telling a racist joke and using the N-word.

“I’m very sorry,” Bieber said, in a statement to the Associated Press. “I take all my friendships with people of all cultures very seriously and I apologize for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable behavior. I thought it was ok to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but I didn’t realize at the time that it wasn’t funny and that in fact my actions were continuing the ignorance. Thanks to friends and family I learned from my mistakes and grew up and apologized for those wrongs. Now that these mistakes from the past have become public I need to apologize again to all of those who I have offended.” READ FULL STORY

Video of young Justin Bieber telling racist joke leaks

A video of 15-year-old Justin Bieber telling a racist joke and using the n-word has been leaked by a British tabloid.

Available to Sun+ subscribers, the clip shows the young pop star sitting with friends when he begins his joke: “Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?”

“Don’t even say it,” someone warns. His punchline, which he repeats several times while making chainsaw sounds: “Run, n—-r.”

Sun+ claims Bieber tried to buy the video “for a huge sum of money” to keep it from going public. It was reportedly recorded during the making of his 2011 concert documentary, Never Say Never.

Enter TMZ, which has now posted the video for everyone to see. That site claims they obtained the footage four years ago, but decided not to publish it “in large part because he was 15 and immediately told his friends what he did was stupid.” TMZ reports that Bieber is “frustrated and sad” that the video has been released, and that he will soon address it. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber releases new song 'Hard2FaceReality' via Twitter -- listen here

Justin Bieber surprised fans Saturday night by dropping his new single, “Hard2FaceReality,” via Twitter:

Though the release of the two-minute slow jam featuring Poo Bear could be viewed as commentary on his week of legal woes — the Canadian pop star was detained at LAX by customs officials for nearly four hours on Thursday, and just a day earlier had his DUI case in Miami postponed until July – the track is more likely about the ups and downs of his on-off relationship with Selena Gomez. “It’s hard to face reality,” he sings, “even though you might get mad at me.” READ FULL STORY

White House on 'deport Justin Bieber' petition: No comment

The White House has two words for those who want President Barack Obama to deport Justin Bieber: No comment.

Nearly 275,000 people signed an Internet petition calling the Canadian-born teen idol reckless and asking Obama to revoke his green card. That’s far more than required to merit an official response through the White House’s “We the People” program.

The White House says it’s sorry to disappoint, but it won’t be commenting. It’s citing a caveat that lets the White House decline to address certain petitions.

But the White House is using the occasion to argue that an immigration overhaul could shrink deficits by nearly $1 trillion over two decades. The White House says that’s equivalent to 12.5 billion concert tickets — or 100 billion copies of Bieber’s debut album.

Justin Bieber surprises with SXSW performance

Justin Bieber has kicked off the music portion of South by Southwest before the real program begins.

The 20-year-old pop star surprised a small crowd at Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden in Austin, Texas, on Sunday night.

Audience member Ashley Gregg said Monday that Bieber performed two songs, dedicating “Boyfriend” to ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, who was backstage.

“This goes out to my baby girl,” Bieber told a crowd of about 100 people.

The bar was hosting an event for Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun. Surprise performers included Bieber and boy band The Wanted. Cody Simpson, Dan + Shay, Tori Kelly, and Rixton, who are among Braun’s clients, also performed.

The music portion of SXSW, which will feature Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Willie Nelson, and Kendrick Lamar, starts Tuesday.

Justin Bieber releases first post-arrest music: Hear 'Broken' here!

Considering all the stories about hotboxing private planes and rejecting very reasonable plea deals for his DUI arrest, it’s easy to forget that Justin Bieber is primarily famous for creating music. His extra-curricular activities have eclipsed his work as of late, though he’s making attempts to shift the focus back on the tunes.

Thus, the arrival of “Broken,” Bieber’s first post-arrest song and a seemingly direct response to his latest tabloid turmoil. Over the weekend, Bieber’s DJ Tay James dropped a mixtape called We Know The DJ Radio 4which contains “Broken” and features a guest rap by Blake Kelly. On the track, Bieber repeatedly announces “I cannot be broken,” and opens the track with the line “I guess they want a reaction/ I ain’t gonna give it to ‘em.” (Don’t work too hard trying to resolve the logic of that line—just go with it.)

Listen to “Broken” below.  READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber: Prosecutors consider felony vandalism case in egging incident

Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators have presented evidence to prosecutors for a possible felony vandalism case against Justin Bieber.

The pop star has been under investigation since eggs were thrown at his neighbor’s home last month, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage.

Detectives searched Bieber’s home looking for surveillance footage or other evidence Jan. 14.

The district attorney’s office said Thursday that it has received the case. If prosecutors decide to move forward, it could result in Bieber’s most serious criminal charges yet.

The 19-year-old has been charged with misdemeanor offenses in Miami and Toronto in recent weeks. But prosecutors in California have rejected three previous cases against Bieber that accused him of reckless driving, attacking a paparazzo, and spitting on a neighbor.

Justin Bieber gets March trial date in Miami DUI case

A trial date has been set for Justin Bieber in Miami for his recent arrest on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest, and driving with an invalid license.

A Miami-Dade County judge set a trial for the three misdemeanors for March 3. Bieber’s attorneys have already filed a written plea of not guilty. Initial trial dates are often delayed.

The 19-year-old pop star was arrested Jan. 23 in Miami Beach after what police called an illegal drag race between two exotic sports cars driven by Bieber and R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff. Sharieff was also arrested on a DUI charge.

Breath tests showed Bieber’s blood alcohol content below the .02 threshold for underage drivers. But police say a toxicology test detected the presence of marijuana and Xanax in his system.

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