A video surfaced over the weekend of a 15-year-old Justin Bieber telling a racist joke to friends - knowing his own photog was in the room and filming. 

The video was shot backstage at a promotional event early in his career where he cracked a terrible joke - “Why are black people afraid of chain saws?”” His punchline, repeatedly saying, “Run N****r.” 

TMZ got this video 4 years ago and decided not to post it but was posted on Sunday on a British pay site. 

Bieber has released this statement about the video surfacing…

 

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