TMZ ‘Blackmailed’ Bieber With Video

While Beliebers are still recovering from seeing their idol dropping the N-word in multiple videos, Gawker’s Defamer reports that one of the videos was held on to by TMZ for years in an effort to extort the pop star. The U.K.’s Sun, not TMZ, published a video Tuesday showing Justin Bieber at age 15 singing “One Less Lonely N*gger.” Defamer cites “multiple sources with knowledge of TMZ’s editorial operations” who say the gossip site held the tape since 2010 to get Bieber to cooperate on stories and make appearances at TMZ. A spokesperson for TMZ said the allegation was “completely not true.” Bieber has issued two separate apologies in the past week for the incidents.