From a YouTube sensation to an award winning star. Will Justin Bieber be able to get his career and life back on track following a series of arrests and run-ins with the law?
Is bad boy Justin Bieber is born again?
The “Boyfriend” crooner reportedly cleansed his soul with a bathtub baptism at a Manhattan church last week, after a new video was released of the pop star singing the N-word five years ago.
Bieber sought atonement at the church after a week of rigorous Bible study, his pastor, Carl Lentz, told TMZ. The actual baptism took place in the church’s bathroom and was performed by one of the pop star’s pals, the Web site said.
The Biebs, who was 14 when he was caught on camera singing, “There’ll be one less lonely n—–,” a racist take on his song “One Less Lonely Girl,” studied Bible passages and attended religious services before the religious ritual, TMZ reported.
The New York Post's Page Six had reported in February that Bieber was scouting New York City churches with a private pool to conduct the cleansing ritual. He eventually settled on Hillsong Church’s bathtub because it was private, TMZ said.
“Justin is serious about his Christian faith, and after recent events, he needed to take a pause,” a source told The Post at the time.