Once again, y'all, Justin Bieber is very sorry.
A second racist video from years back emerged yesterday, this time showing a 14-year-old Bieber repeatedly using the N-word and joking about joining the KKK. But shortly after this shocking clip leaked online, the Biebs issued yet another heartfelt apology.
"Facing my mistakes from years ago has been one of the hardest things I've ever dealt with," he said in a statement released to E! News. "But I feel now that I need to take responsibility for those mistakes and not let them linger."
"I just hope that the next 14-year-old kid who doesn't understand the power of these words does not make the same mistakes I made years ago," he added. "At the end of the day I just need to step up and own what I did."
The pop star, now aged 20, also looked to his faith to help him as he faces the backlash for his youthful ignorance. He Instagrammed an excerpt from Jesus Calling, a daily devotional by Sarah Young, that encourages sinners to confess their wrongdoings to God, and not to seek "refuge in the darkness" or indulge "in self-pity, denial, self-righteousness, blaming, and hatred."
"Come close to Me and let My Light envelop you," the passage reads, "driving out the darkness and permuting you with peace."
—Reporting by Marc Malkin