Justin Bieber Targeted In $1 Million Shakedown Over Racist N-Word Video

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By Daniel Gates

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Justin Bieber was allegedly the target of a $1 million shakedown involving the recently surfaced clip in which he’s seen telling a racist joke as a teenager.

According to TMZ, two months ago the pop star’s camp was contacted by an attorney representing an unidentified man who said he was in possession of the embarrassing footage and demanded the huge sum to make it go away.

Bieber’s team shut down the lawyer, who then reportedly dropped the asking price to $800,000, which was still too high.

Eventually, the would-be blackmailer asked for $500,000 — which Bieber still refused to pay.

The clip emerged over the weekend, and the singer immediately apologized.

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