Bieber in Clin­ton apol­ogy

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - WORLD - CARYN ROUSSEAU

JUSTIN Bieber apol­o­gised by phone to Bill Clin­ton for curs­ing Clin­ton and spraying his photo with clean­ing fluid in a New York City restau­rant kitchen ear­lier this year, the for­mer US pres­i­dent’s of­fice said.

Bieber also had reper­cus­sions from a tour stop in Chicago ear­lier this week when city of­fi­cials said he was listed as an un­der­age guest on a ci­ta­tion that po­lice is­sued to a night­club.

Clin­ton’s of­fice said this week that the pop star called and “he apol­o­gised and of­fered to help the Clin­ton Foun­da­tion”.

A video re­leased on Wed­nes­day by TMZ.com shows Bieber, 19, uri­nat­ing in a mop bucket as he and oth­ers race through the restau­rant kitchen. Be­fore ex­it­ing, Bieber sprays the Clin­ton photo and drops the F-bomb in ref­er­ence to the for­mer pres­i­dent.

Bieber tweeted on Wed­nes­day night, thank­ing Clin­ton “for tak­ing the time to talk”. Bieber tweeted: “Your words meant alot. #great­guy”.

Sep­a­rately, the Chicago Depart­ment of Busi­ness Af­fairs and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion con­firmed on Thurs­day that Bieber was listed as an un­der­age guest on a ci­ta­tion of Bodi night­club. Po­lice cited the club on Wed­nes­day for ad­mit­ting and know­ingly hav­ing an un­der­age per­son in the es­tab­lish­ment, she said.

Bieber per­formed in a con­cert at Chicago’s United Cen­ter on Tues­day.

The club faces a fine of up to $1 000 (R10 000). A date hasn’t been set.

Bodi is­sued a state­ment say­ing Bieber made a brief ap­pear­ance to sup­port a friend who is a DJ and was per­form­ing at the night­club. The club said Bieber was not served al­co­hol. – Sapa-AP

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