Justin Bieber was apparently looking to wash away the N-word sins of his past by getting baptized.
Just over a week after the first of back-to-back videos of Justin Bieber telling racist jokes and using racist language surfaced, the singer was joined by New York City pastor Carl Lentz in a hotel room recently, where he was baptized in a bathtub. The location was chosen to avoid any attention from fans or photographers.
The 20-year-old wanted to “keep the whole thing private,” according to TMZ.com (yet somehow, TMZ found out); and he had also spent the prior month doing some “intense Bible study” with Lentz.
A video of Justin using the N-word in a joke when he was 15 leaked late last month, followed by a second video in which he sings one of his songs with lyrics changed to include the N-word and new lyrics about joining the KKK.
Bieber has been blasted from both sides over the videos, but some stars have been coming to his defense, like Usher, who said that five years ago Bieber was a “naive child” and didn’t understand the power of such words.
“What he is now is a young man faced with an opportunity to become his best self, an example to the millions of kids that follow him to not make the same mistakes,” the singer said.
Bieber apologized publicly for his “inexcusable” and “childish” behavior.
Celebs Who Got in Trouble for Using the N-Word
1. 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was fined 11k by the NFL for using the n-word on the field.Source:PR 1 of 21
2. Kentucky's Andrew Harrison called a white player from the opposing team the n-word after losing during the Final FourSource:Andrew Harrison Twitter 2 of 21
3. Justin Bieber landed in hot water after video was released of him using the n-word when he was a 14-year-old.3 of 21
4. Quentin Tarantino4 of 21
5. Charlie Sheen5 of 21
6. Eminem6 of 21
7. Dr. Laura Schlessinger7 of 21
8. Duane "dog" Chapman8 of 21
9. Nas9 of 21
10. John Mayer10 of 21
11. Jonathan Rhys Meyers11 of 21
12. Jennifer Lopez12 of 21
13. Michael Richards13 of 21
14. Paris Hilton14 of 21
15. Jay-Z15 of 21
16. Gwyneth Paltrow16 of 21
17. Guns N' Roses17 of 21
18. Paula Deen18 of 21
19. Kim Zolciak19 of 21
20. Jesse James20 of 21
21. Alec Baldwin21 of 21
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