Posted on Tue Jun 10, 2014 06:00 AM PDT
Justin Bieber didn't kick off the month of June with a bang; rather, he came under fire when a pair of old videos of him using the N-word surfaced online, forcing him to publicly apologize for making racist jokes.
"Facing my mistakes from years ago has been one of the hardest things I've ever dealt with," the pop star said in a statement last week. "But I feel now that I need to take responsibility for those mistakes and not let them linger. At the end of the day I just need to step up and own what I did ... Once again I am sorry for all those I have let down and offended. I just hope that the next 14-year-old kid who doesn't understand the power of these words does not make the same mistakes I made."
After the scandal broke, Bieber immediately went MIA, and it turns out he was spending the week with his dad Jeremy and his younger siblings. Jeremy posted the video above, which Justin re-tweeted, and the pop star's father wrote, "I had an incredible weekend at a private cottage with my kids for my 40th birthday. Justin, Jazmyn and Jaxon are my life. I would be nothing without them. They make me a stronger person every single day."
Aww! Looks like a little R&R with the fam was just what Bieber needed to right himself ... but when will he step out in Los Angeles again?
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