By Kevin Rutherford
As if Justin Bieber’s recent woes having to answer for video footage from years ago weren’t enough, yet another clip has surfaced featuring the singer making a less-than-stellar joke.
TMZ has posted a new video of Bieber, purportedly 14 years old at the time, singing a parody of his own song, “One Less Lonely Girl.”
However, Bieber replaces the word “girl” with the N-word.
Additionally, he adds a line about joining a hate group: “If I kill you, I’ll be part of the KKK,” he sings, laughing, before turning off the camera. There are others in the room at the time who are laughing as well, but it’s unclear who they might be.
Granted, the video was apparently shot five years ago — it’s certainly not recent; his voice still has a higher pitch and he had his longer, wavy blond locks — but its reveal throws another hurdle in the way of a pop star trying to keep his nose clean.
Last weekend, another video from Bieber’s past came back to haunt him, again using the N-word. “Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?” he asks in the clip before delivering the punchline: “Run, n—a, n—a, n—a, n—a.”
Bieber apologized for the video earlier this week, explaining that at that time in his life, he “didn’t understand the power of certain words.”
His camp has not yet addressed the new video. TMZ claims, however, that Bieber and co. actually allowed the video to leak because the singer wanted to own up to what he did, rather than allow it to get out another way.