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Justin Bieber sorry for racist joke

Justin Bieber attending the Amber Fashion Show and Charity Auction at Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel in Monaco, on May 23, 2014. Credit: Press Association Images

Justin Bieber has apologised after a video was leaked online showing the popstar making a racist joke in 2011.

"I'm very sorry," Bieber said. "I take all my friendships with people of all cultures very seriously and I apologise for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable behaviour

British tabloid newspaper The Sun first published the video on their website.

In it, a then 15-year-old Bieber tells a joke about black people that has a racial slur as the punchline.

Before he says it, someone warns him not to - but he says the offensive word anyway amid laughter.


Bieber stopped by immigration officials at LA airport

Troubled teen heartthrob Justin Bieber was stopped by immigration officials at Los Angeles International Airport and questioned "for a lengthy time".

The Canadian popstar underwent additional screening by the airport officials following his arrival from Japan yesterday, Reuters reported.

Justin Bieber was swarmed by fans and the media as he left LAX. Credit: RTV

It was unclear why this was considered necessary or if it was connected to Bieber's recent legal troubles.

Almost 275,000 people have added their names to a petition calling on President Barack Obama to revoke Bieber's green card.

White House 'won't be commenting' on Bieber petition

The White House has responded to a petition calling to deport pop singer Justin Bieber from the US, saying: "Sorry to disappoint, but we won’t be commenting on this one."

Almost 275,000 citizens have added their names to a petition on the White House website calling on President Barack Obama to revoke the Canadian-born singer's green card.

Justin Bieber poses for a booking photo at the Miami-Dade Police Department on January 23, 2014 Credit: Miami-Dade Police Department / ABACAUSA.COM

The White House said in a statement: "To avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within the jurisdiction of federal departments [...] in its response to a petition.

"So we'll leave it to others to comment on Mr. Bieber’s case, but we’re glad you care about immigration issues. Because our current system is broken."

It ended saying: "You better believe it," an apparent reference to the "Belieber" term used to describe Bieber's legions of adoring, mostly pre-teen fans.

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Justin Bieber faces May 5 trial date

A judge has set a May 5 trial date for pop star Justin Bieber, who faces charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and possessing an invalid driver's license.

Speaking at a brief hearing today, prosecutor Daniel Diaz-Balart said no plea offer has been made for 20-year-old Bieber, who has pleaded not guilty.

Justin Bieber's mugshot after being arrested on DUI charges in Miami. Credit: Police

An initial March trial date was postponed while attorneys for news organisations and Bieber wrestled over the release of police videos that show him giving a urine sample for a drug test.

Bieber and R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff were arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, on January 23 after what police said was an illegal drag race with high-end sports cars.


Woman found sleeping in Justin Bieber's home

A woman was arrested after she was found sleeping in a bedroom at a home rented by Justin Bieber.

Qianying Zhao, 23, was found at the home, owned by music producer Dallas Austin, yesterday Atlanta police said.

The woman was found sleeping in a bedroom at a home rented by Justin Bieber. Credit: Reuters

She reportedly told officers that she had come to attend Bieber's birthday party - which was held earlier in the week at another location - and entered the unoccupied home through an unlocked door.

Ms Zhao, who faces a charge of criminal trespass, said she was Bieber's friend, but investigators believe she is just one of millions of fans who follow the pop superstar on Twitter.

Earlier, US police controversially released a video of Bieber providing a urine sample following his arrest for driving under the influence in January.

Justin Bieber 'urine sample' video: Your thoughts

With police set to release a video of Justin Bieber providing a urine sample following his driving under the influence (DUI) charge in January, we asked ITV viewers whether they thought the move - approved by a Florida judge - infringed the pop star's privacy.

Miami Beach police department has released 10 revealing pictures of Justin Bieber showing the pop superstar's extensive tattoo collection. Credit: Miami Beach police

Diane Taylor said: "I think it is a gross invasion for the police to release photographs of him like this - so unfair."

"Who wants to see him or anyone for that matter giving a urine sample?" Alison Wadey added. "Please lets keep some things private."

Janette Coles said: "Don't like this person, but don't agree with the police releasing these images. A gross misuse of their rights."

"Why don't they just leave the poor kid alone and go find someone else to pick on?" asked Teresa Harris.

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