TORONTO — Justin Bieber is once again under fire for using the N-word in a video.
The latest video, recorded at least five years ago, shows Bieber singing his hit “One Less Lonely Girl” but he replaces the last word with the N-word.
He repeats it three times and then sings: “There’s going to be one less lonely n**** if I kill you.”
The singer adds “I’ll be part of the KKK” before using the N-word two more times.
UK tabloid The Sun claims it received an apology from Bieber for the latest video.
“Facing my mistakes from years ago has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever dealt with,” he reportedly said, “but I feel now that I need to take responsibility for those mistakes and not let them linger. At the end of the day, I just need to step up and own what I did.”
The newspaper said Bieber, now 20, called it a “childish and inexcusable mistake.”
The View host Whoopi Goldberg defended Bieber’s use of the N-word.
“N***** doesn’t mean anything in Canada,” she said. “Black Canadians and Black Americans are two separate groups of people.”
Goldberg later took to Twitter to clarify. “Canadians, I was saying the N word is not something that lived in Canada the way it lived here, part of American history.”
On Wednesday, Bieber posted this to his Instagram account:
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