- Popstar 'caught on camera changing lyrics of song One Less Lonely Girl'
- He also jokes about joining white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan
- Bieber apologised earlier this week for another clip of him using n-word
- Canadian, 20, has been given lots of help from African-American artists
Justin Bieber was plunged in a new racism row today after a video clip was revealed of him allegedly changing the lyrics of a song to joke about killing a ‘n*****’ and joining the Ku Klux Klan.
The popstar was reportedly caught on camera changing the lyrics of his song One Less Lonely Girl to sing ‘one less lonely n*****’ - and joked about joining white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan.
Bieber, 20, apologised ‘for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable behaviour’ only two days ago on Monday after another video clip emerged of him using the n-word five times.
Help from African-American artists: Justin Bieber (left) is signed to RBMG Records, the label owned by black singer-songwriter Usher Raymond, while he has performed with a string of black singers and rappers
Today, The Sun claimed a fresh clip shows the Canadian singer, wearing a dog tag and a dark blue shirt, changing the words to his 2009 song One Less Lonely Girl in order to use the n-word.
A source told the newspaper: ‘Unfortunately this is the devastating reality of how Justin has behaved and reveals his attitude toward such a deeply emotive subject.
‘People need to see this. Normal kids in society do not make these kind of jokes. He is protected by a network of staff, but the camera doesn’t lie.’
On Monday the Mail reported how Bieber faced a backlash from his fans after he was caught on camera saying the n-word five times in a clip filmed five years ago.
Racists: The popstar was reportedly caught on camera changing the lyrics of his song One Less Lonely Girl to sing 'one less lonely n*****' - and joked about joining white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan (file picture)
In that clip, he asked friends: ‘Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?’ before making the noise of the chainsaw - and concluded his joke with ‘Run n*****, n*****, n*****, n*****, n*****.’
GRAND WIZARDS AND CYCLOPSES: THE KU KLUX KLAN IN PROFILE
The Ku Klux Klan was a racist organisation set up in Tennessee in 1866 to resist plans to create racial equality.
Believing in white supremacy, the US group's members terrorised leaders, both black and white, who called for greater integration.
Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest was the first leader, or 'grand wizard', and presided over a hierarchy of 'grand dragons', 'grand titans' and 'grand cyclopses'.
Members of the group - which is also known for being anti-Catholic - wore white costumes with masks and conical hats designed to scare opponents and hide their identities.
After dying out in the 1870s, the group was reformed around 1915 and took up the sign of the burning cross at rallies.
Partly fuelled by fears over immigration from the First World War and Russian revolution in Europe, the group swelled to its largest ever size of around 4million members in the 1920s.
Despite a slight resurgence during the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the group has slowly died away and is now thought to have fewer than 5,000 members.
It is believed that both clips dating back to 2009 are from the same video. They will be seen as likely to prove particularly damaging to his career because of the help he has received from African-American artists.
The Canadian star is signed to RBMG Records, the label owned by black singer-songwriter Usher Raymond, while he has performed with a string of black singers and rappers including Will.i.am, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne.
He also has a close relationship with Hollywood actor Will Smith and his son Jayden, who he credits for helping him through a string of recent scandals.
The video was shot as part of his 2011 documentary Never Say Never, a film that showed the lead up to his New York show in 2010.
Filmed in Los Angeles, it showed him playing with a mobile phone while sitting with a room full of friends.
One male friend can be heard begging him not to complete the joke but he grinned before delivering the punch line to the camera.
A spokesman for Bieber referred MailOnline to the statement issued by the popstar on Monday when contacted early this morning.
Bieber apologised for the earlier video clip this week, saying that when he was a child he did not realise how certain words could hurt, adding that he had learned from his mistakes.
He said: ‘As a kid, I didn't understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt. I thought it was okay 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.
‘Thanks to friends and family I learned from my mistakes and grew up and apologised for those wrongs. Now that these mistakes from the past have become public I need to apologise again to all those I have offended. I'm very sorry.
‘I take my friendships with people of all cultures very seriously and I apologise 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 to not make that mistake again.
'I'm sorry': Bieber apologised for the earlier video clip this week, saying that when he was a child he did not realise how certain words could hurt, adding that he learned from his mistakes
‘Ignorance has no place in our society and I hope the sharing of my faults can prevent others from making the same mistake in the future. I thought long and hard about what I wanted to say but telling the truth is always what's right.
BIEBER: HIS TROUBLED STARDOM
Bieber shot to fame as a 15 year old in 2009 when his YouTube songs – recorded in his bedroom – became a global phenomenon.
Since then he has sold more than 15million albums and earned a reported £80million.
But the singer has shed his clean-cut, Christian image in favour of tattoos and gangster clothing and has been embroiled in a series of controversies thanks to his increasingly hedonistic lifestyle.
In January, the singer’s home in Los Angeles was searched by police after he allegedly threw eggs at a neighbour’s house. Officers found two jars of cannabis and cocaine and arrested one of his friends.
The following week, Bieber himself was arrested for allegedly drag-racing his Lamborghini on a public street in Miami and being over the drink-drive limit.
Last year he upset thousands of fans in London by arriving late for a concert, spitting on fans from a balcony and lashing out at a photographer in a street.
He was also pictured allegedly smoking cannabis at a party, while drugs and a Taser handgun were found on his tour bus in Sweden.
‘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.’
It's the latest controversy for Bieber, who over the past couple of years has dealt with brushes with the law and other problems that have dealt a blow to his once wholesome image.
The video was taken when Bieber was just emerging as a pop sensation.
The first clip was met with outrage earlier this week, although many of his fans – who describe themselves as ‘Beliebers’ – were quick to defend him and point out that many of the star’s fans are black.
Writing on Twitter, one fan said: ‘Bieber is actually disgusting. Man’s gone too far this time.’
Another added; ‘Bieber – no excuse, no acceptable reason for racism. The use of the ‘n-word’ [is] disgraceful & racism far too serious to ever be funny.’
A third said: ‘Do grow up young man. This is not cool.’
In the past, Bieber has spoken out against racism.
Defending one of his friends, Khalil Sharieff, earlier this year, he said: ‘God put these people in my life for a reason, and just because they are African-American that makes them a bad influence?
‘These are all the people that I love and all of us are going to help make the world a better place.’