Another video featuring Justin Bieber using a racial slur has surfaced.
On Wednesday, June 4, TMZ posted a video of the singer, who was reportedly 14 years old at the time, singing his hit song "One Less Lonely Girl" and substituting the word "girl" for the N-word. Bieber also sings, "If I kill you I'll be part of the KKK."
The site reports that the singer and his management team wanted the video to be published so that Bieber can take ownership for his actions and because several people have tried to extort money from the now 20-year-old over this clip as well as another one published earlier this week. Bieber allegedly made this recording after seeing a comedian parody his song online.
In the first video, Bieber, who was 15 at the time of the recording, tells a racist joke. The singer apologized after that video was made public.
"As a kid, I didn't understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt," Bieber said in a statement he tweeted on June 1. "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."
"Thanks to friends and family I learned from my mistakes and grew up and apologized for those wrongs," He added. "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 apologize 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 not to make that mistake again. Ignorance has no place in our society and I Hope sharing my faults can prevent others from making the same mistakes 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."
Bieber concludes his statement with, "Five years ago 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."
Scooter Braun, Bieber's longtime manager, shared a photo on Instagram on Wednesday with the quote, "Some mistakes have no excuses. They are just wrong. But how a man reacts to those mistake...How he owns it and learns from it...That defines him more than the mistake itself. -Scooter."