Shamed pop star Justin Bieber has apologised for a second time for using racist language after claims he reportedly used the racist slur in a video and joked about joining the Ku Klux Klan.
The Canadian heart-throb told The Sun he needed to "take responsibility" for his mistakes and "not let them linger".
He later posted on Instagram a photograph of passages from the Bible, apparently asking for forgiveness.
The 20-year-old singer's latest apology came after the newspaper reported the emergence of a video clip in which he apparently adapts the words to his 2009 hit One Less Lonely Girl to include the highly offensive racial term.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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