“Facing my mistakes from years ago has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever dealt with,” Bieber said in a statement obtained by E! News. “But I feel now that I need to take responsibility for those mistakes and not let them linger.”
The apology is the second one in two days Bieber has issued for the video reportedly shot when he was 14, in which he repeatedly uses the N-word and jokes about joining the Ku Klux Klan See Clip.
Both Bieber and manager Scooter Braun posted responses to that clip on Wednesday, but the latest scandal to envelop the now-20-year-old singer continues to boil.