Justin Bieber is at the centre of a new racism row after another video clip surfaced allegedly showing the star changing the lyrics of a song to joke about killing a ‘n*****’ and joining the Ku Klux Klan.
The new footage, seen by The Sun newspaper, comes just days after a video emerged showing the pop star telling a racist joke to a room full of people.
Justin was forced to issue a public apology stating he knew that his joke was “hurtful”, explaining that he was young and unaware of the “power of certain words” when the clip was filmed.
But now new footage has emerged which reportedly shows the ‘Baby’ singer singing alternative lyrics to the Usher song ‘One Less Lonely Girl’, which he changes to ‘one less lonely n*****’ as well as joking about joining white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan.
Both clips are believed to date back to 2009.
The 20-year-old singer made a grovelling apology to fans who were left shocked by his racist remarks in the first video that emerged earlier this week.
“As a young man, I didn’t understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt,” his statement read.
“I thought it was ok to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but didn’t realise 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 apologised for those wrongs.”
Justin added that he knows he should say sorry once again now the video has been made public, stating: “Now that these mistakes from the past have become public I need to apologize again to all those I have offended.
“I’m very sorry. I take my friendships with people of all cultures very seriously and I apologise for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable mistake.
“I was a kid then and I am a man now who knows my responsibility to the world and to not make that mistake again.”
“Ignorance has no place in our society and I hope the sharing of my faults can prevent others from making the same mistake in the future,” he continued.
“I thought long and hard about what I wanted to say but telling the truth is always what’s right.
“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. Once again, I’m sorry.”