Justin Bieber apologizes for promoting Morgan Wallen's music after learning of singer's racial slur

"I had no idea, I sincerely apologize to anyone I offended,” Bieber said.

August 5, 2021, 10:05 AM

Justin Bieber took to his Instagram Stories on Wednesday to apologize for promoting Morgan Wallen's "Dangerous: The Double Album," six months after the country singer was caught on video using a racial slur.

The since-deleted post reportedly read, "Love this album," written over a screenshot of Wallen's album.

Soon after, Bieber issued an apology, explaining: "I had no idea that the guy's music i posted was recently found saying racist comments."

"As you know i don't support or tolerate any sort of racism or discrimination. I had no idea, I sincerely apologize to anyone i offended," he continued.

"When I was a kid, I was incredibly ignorant and said some very hurtful racist jokes that clearly were not funny," he shared in a second post. "I hurt a lot of people especially the Black people in my life but was fortunate enough to have had them educate me on the horrifying origin of the n-word. This brings those painful memories back up, I will always take ownership for my ignorance and my past because I know I am not that person."

Bieber was likely referring to a video that surfaced in 2014 in which he, then 15, could be heard making a racist joke using a racial epithet. He quickly apologized.

A few days later, another video of Bieber came out also capturing him using the slur, followed by yet another apology.

In Wednesday's apology, the singer also acknowledged that he has "so much more to learn" and said he is grateful for his "Black brothers and sisters for being patient" with him.

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