Justin Bieber 'crying a lot'
Justin Bieber is reportedly crying frequently due to the backlash over his use of a racial slur.
The 20-year-old pop star caused widespread outrage this week after footage of him using the N-word in two videos was made public.
And it's claimed Bieber is deeply remorseful and has been gushing tears for days.
"It has been a real shock to Justin and he has been crying a lot. He keeps asking 'have I let my fans down?' and would never dream of using that language now," a source told British newspaper The Mirror.
Apparently the Baby singer is most upset about how many of his devoted fans, lovingly dubbed Beliebers, have been negatively responding to his most recent controversy.
"He was 14 when the video was shot, a boy. He is a different person now. He is just praying his fans give him another chance," the insider continued.
Bieber has apologised twice this week in response to the scandalous video footage.
The star acknowledged his words may have negatively impacted millions of people.
"I need to step up and own what I did," he told British newspaper The Sun in an exclusive interview.
"Facing my mistakes from years ago has been one of the hardest things I've ever dealt with.
"But I feel now that I need to take responsibility for those mistakes and not let them linger."
In the first video he told a racist joke, while in the second he was heard changing the lyrics to his track One Less Lonely Girl to include the offensive N-word. He was also seen joking about killing black people and being a member of the Ku Klux Klan.