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After racist videos leak, Bieber gets baptized in a bathtub

After racist videos leak, Bieber gets baptized in a bathtub

BATHTUB BAPTISM: Justin Bieber has faced criticism for making racist remarks. Photo: Associated Press

Embattled pop star Justin Bieber turned to religion and was baptized in a bathtub as controversy loomed over his use of racist slurs, according to new reports.

Pastor Carl Lentz tells editors at TMZ.com he spent a week working with the “Baby” hitmaker on intensive Bible study sessions after the star’s aides were approached earlier this year by a man in possession of two videos showing the singer using the N-word.

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According to the website, the sessions focused on studying Bible passages and attending services, and came to a climax with a baptism in one of Bieber’s friend’s bathtubs after attempts to find a church for the ritual risked exposing the singer’s privacy.

The troubled hitmaker issued a number of apologies after the emergence of two videos last week, made when he was a teenager, in which he uses derogatory terms.

One involves the singer telling a joke using the N-word, and the second shows him replacing the words of his hit “One Less Lonely Girl” and joking about joining race-hate group the Ku Klux Klan.

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