Justin Bieber Reportedly Baptised In New York City Hotel After Racial Scandal
The 20 year-old singer is trying to wash any sins he has committed after issuing apologies for the two pieces of leaked footage showing him use racial slurs.
Justin Bieber is trying anything to redeem himself after his recent racial scandal.
The 20 year-old singer is apparently turning to faith to wash away ay sins he has committed, especially since the two pieces of footage showing him use racial slurs emerged.
TMZ reports, Bieber was baptised by Hillsong New York City pastor Carl Lentz just last week, and last month he allegedly also "spent a week doing intense Bible study" with the popular pastor.
The gossip site claims the baptism took place in a New York City hotel room to "keep the whole thing private."
The Canadian star caused outrage after a video was published by the British tabloid The Sun of Bieber asking, "Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?" Bieber, who was smirking, then delivered the offensive punch line, saying: "Run n-----, n-----, n-----, n-----, n-----."
Only days after this video emerged online, another clip showing Bieber using racial slurs surfaced. He is seen rapping about killing a 'N-word' and joining the Klu Klux Klan, as well as changing the words of his 2009 hit 'One Less Lonely Girl' to One Less Lonely N----.'
Bieber issued an apology for his "ignorance" as he was just "a kid then," after the first tape was released, and on Thursday (June 5th) he once again said he is "sorry for all those I have let down and offended," following the second tape surfacing.
Bieber's longtime mentor and friend, R&B star Usher, recently issued a statement regarding the leaked footage.
"What he was 5 years ago was a naive child who did not understand the negative power and degradation that comes from playing with racial slurs," the 35 year-old said. "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."
Could this be the change that Bieber has so desperately needed?
Bieber was reportedly baptised