There’s no excuse for the language Justin Bieber used in the leaked video showing him as a 15-year-old telling racist jokes to friends.
But we’re shocked to hear this morning just how that tape was made public and the shakedown that Biebs went through in an attempt to keep it private!
Sources say a guy who stole the vid off of Justin’s hard drive informed the pop star that he was in possession of the controversial clip!
Bieber’s reps were contacted by this guy’s lawyers, saying they wanted $1 MILLION dollars or else they were going to sell the video to the highest bidder!
JB’s camp ignored the threats and soon the sale price for the vid was reduced to $500K, but Justin still didn’t give in! We hear his peeps didn’t think this tape would do much damage to his image.
With no deal, the video surfaced last week and now Justin’s been having to explain himself and apologize for his hurtful words.
But we don’t understand why Bieberoni couldn’t just call the cops on this con artist! This seems like text book extortion to us!
Maybe extortion is legal when you have your lawyers involved…
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