In case you missed it (in that case how could you!) bad ass Biebs is in big trouble for using the ‘n’ word. In a video that TMZ got hold of, Bieber did a remix of his song ‘One less lonely girl’, but stupidly substituted ‘girl’ with THAT word. The video was taken when Justin was 14 year’s old. On top of that he knew he was on camera. Biebs allegedly did let his mentor Usher know that a video of that nature was out there somewhere. Apparently he was taken to a room where he was shown historically racist videos to demonstrate just how bad those harmful terms were.
Taking full responsibility for his actions in the video, the now 20 year old singer has come out saying: “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.”
After all the heat that’s been going down around the globe because of this, Young Money Entertainment has come to his rescue to let the world know they’re not abandoning him in the wake of yet another racist video that emerged, also shot when the singer was much younger. Telling TMZ that Bieber is still family because they haven’t experienced any racism from him, Mack Maine had this to say: “Bieber does not have a slave mentality. He treats his people with respect,” before going on to say: ” [he has] legitimately adopted the culture of the hip hop, African American culture.” Believing that the time the videos were taken is irrelevant to who he is as a man now, Maine also discussed how he to used to tell racist jokes at that age too, but was lucky enough not to get caught. “I remember telling a white man, Chinese man, Black man joke as a kid that was terrible and I told it to my friends because I thought they’d think it was funny.”
Maine stated that Young Money would continue their working relationship with Bieber, who also emphasised his remorse by posting several bible passages on his Instagram account which all dealt with forgiveness and salvation for sinning.
In the current issue of HYPE we got an exclusive with Chuck D where he talks about the use of the ‘n’ word. Make sure you get your copy today!