Even before the recently leaked video of Justin Bieber telling a racist joke and using offensive slur, the singer has been trying to make amends. Most recently he apologized for the video, but his spiritual awakening goes back before that. According to TMZ, Justin Bieber recetly got baptized. Well, that might be taking it a bit too far. According to the gossip website, the 20-year-old Beauty And The Beat singer was baptised in a New York bathroom. But wait! The details make this story even stranger.

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The gossip site got the tip from Bieber’s alleged spiritual leader, Pastor Carl Lentz, who also explained the complex ritual that the pop star reportedly went through. Lentz told TMZ that he spent a week with Justin Bieber, doing intense Bible study, eventually culminating in the baptism. Apparently the teen Boyfriend singer’s religious journey consisted mostly of reading Bible passages and attending services. While he was fine with church services, however, Justin eventually settled on the idea of having the baptism away from a church to keep the ceremony private. So what better place than the bathtub of a friend’s hotel room?

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Carl Lentz, celebrity pastor.

According to Lentz, , the pop star proceeded to finally wash away his sins in an actual baptism ceremony. In a bathtub.

Justin has been an admirer of Lentz for some time, and tweeted him in September:  'Amazing sermon at church this morning. Love you man. I broke down today.'

The 35-year-old Lentz is a leader in the Hillsong Church in New York and is a popular religious figure with nearly 100K Twitter followers.