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Justin Bieber Issues Apology Over Racism After Second Video Is Released: ‘I Need To Step Up And Own What I Did'

05/06/2014 10:04 BST | Updated 05/06/2014 16:59 BST

Justin Bieber has issued an apology after the release of a second video showing him using racist language and singing about the Klu Klux Klan.

In the latest clip, Justin changes the lyrics to his track ‘One Less Lonely Girl’, replacing girl with the n-word before adding a line which includes the phrase "I'll be part of the KKK".

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Now, Justin - who has many young fans - has spoken out about the clips, which are thought to have been filmed in 2009.

Speaking to The Sun, the singer has admitted that he needs to take responsibility for his actions, stating: “Facing my mistakes from years ago has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever dealt with.

“But I feel now that I need to take responsibility for those mistakes and not let them linger.”

Despite being insistent that he isn’t blaming his age, Justin added that he hoped other youngsters wouldn’t make the same mistakes.

“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 said. “At the end of the day I just need to step up and own what I did.”

Earlier this week, Justin apologised for the first video, where he did appear to blame his racist language on his age and naivety.

“As a young man, I didn’t understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt,” his first statement read.

“I thought it was ok to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but didn’t realise at the time that it wasn’t funny and that in fact my actions were continuing the ignorance.

“Thanks to friends and family I learned from my mistakes and grew up and apologised for those wrongs.”

Watch the latest video of Justin - which includes offensive language - above.

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