Just days after video hit the Internet of a 15-year-old Justin Bieber using the n-word in a horrifically racist joke, another vintage video of the Canadian pop star dropping the racial slur has surfaced. And this time, he sings it. Six Times.
This video was filmed when Bieber was 14, and it finds him singing "One Less Lonely N*****" in place of his own song, "One Less Lonely Girl."
According to TMZ, the 14-year-old pop star saw someone parody his 2009 song by replacing "girl" with "n*****." Bieber was apparently so amused by the parody he decided to sing his own version of it and film it for posterity.
Aside from dropping the slur six times, Bieber sings, "If I kill you / I'll be part of the KKK" while smiling and laughing.
Clearly, the video isn't intended as a document of his racial hatred, but it does show us that the young pop star thought using hateful, hurtful words was somehow funny. Essentially, this amounts to a more ignorant, vicious version of a 4-year-old saying a bad word like "butt" and giggling. Except, you know, this bad word comes with decades upon decades of injustice, violence and discrimination attached to it.
TMZ reports that Bieber refused to be extorted for money over the video, which is why it's online instead of being buried by a million-dollar payoff. That's in keeping with what we saw happen with Bieber's first racial slur clip—it hit the Internet and was followed quickly by a lengthy apology from Bieber.
"I apologize for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable mistake," Bieber wrote of the first video. "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."
He hasn't weighed in on the latest video yet, but we expect an explanation/apology will be forthcoming.