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Justin Bieber


Over Racist Video

6/4/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber Racist
Justin Bieber
was the victim of a million dollar shakedown by a guy who had the video of the singer telling a racist joke ... sources connected with JB tell TMZ.

Our sources say ... approximately 2 months ago Bieber's reps were contacted by a lawyer representing a guy who worked on one of Bieber's video projects.  We're told the guy was in possession of Bieber's personal hard drive, saw the video and swiped it.

We're told the lawyer told Bieber's reps his client would sell the video to the media unless Bieber anted up $1 million.  Bieber's reps scoffed, and the lawyer immediately dropped the price to $800K.

Sources say the lawyer kept calling back and finally -- a week ago -- said $500K would keep the tape secret.  The lawyer was told he "wasn't even in the ballpark" and was sent packing.  The video was released a week later.

We're told Bieber's people wouldn't make the deal because they didn't think the tape was that harmful ... especially because Bieber was 15 years old when he told the racist joke.

Justin Bieber Racist Joke


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Justin Beiber is not how is this an issue?

106 days ago


So you just can't let the Beiber video go, but you let Hill off the hook for calling someone a f@ggot a few days ago.

What gives TMZ?

106 days ago


I guess blackmail is legal now.

106 days ago

two cents    

Well, seems we negotiate with terrorists to get back a traitor, so why wouldn't we pay random to get back a tape. What a world! Is this the change obama was talking about?

106 days ago


So what did you Pay for it Harvey ?

106 days ago


And TMZ is the s***

106 days ago


He was a 15 year old kid. Give it up TMZ, this isn't a story.

106 days ago


The Bieber camp get black mailed every day no pun intended. It was one of many that's why they didn't pay a million to the culprit or else they would have paid a million to every threat. But that harmful? Are his PR team idiots? Whether he's 15, 25, 5 years old it doesn't matter! It's just wrong to say in this time of age. No matter what race it is, you gotta pony up and pay up because this black mail wasn't unharmful lol his camp couldn't have been that desperate to want this out for publicity ... He would get stabbed at roscoes in LA or @ a wing stop in Atlanta!

106 days ago


Not to be an a$$hole, but that was kinda funny.

106 days ago


Maybe we'll get lucky and this will have pissed off the wrong person and he'll get shot or at least a beat down.

106 days ago


Wouldn't that be considered theft? I would have setup a fake meeting with the guy, then have the cop arrest him for it.

106 days ago


Everybody so sensitive theses days he was just a kid wtf its not that serious

106 days ago
28. Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Clearly biebs pay tmzero and did and appearance on tmzero life in order to not release the tape

106 days ago


Bottom line no racial jokes you say something racial you are racist

106 days ago


Lets be clear, it was a RACE joke not a RACIST joke, look up the definition of the two words, he wasn't being racist.

106 days ago
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