Bieber in Clinton apology
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