Troubled pop star Justin Bieber has apologized to Bill Clinton after a video clip showed the singer clowning with a photo of the former U.S. president and addressing it with an obscenity.
"Thanks for taking the time to talk, Mr. President," Bieber, 19, tweeted afterward. "Your words meant a lot. #greatguy."
Us Weekly and E! News independently cited sources they said confirmed Bieber and Clinton, 66, had spoken and that the 42nd president had taken the comments in good cheer. They said Clinton advised Bieber to be careful of his friends, one of whom evidently leaked the clip, and to focus on doing good in the world.
On Wednesday, TMZ.com posted a video of Bieber in a New York City restaurant kitchen earlier this year, urinating into a mop bucket while his self-described "Wild Kidz" entourage hooted, laughed and made rude comments. Bieber then sprayed what appeared to be cleaning liquid on a framed photo of Clinton and is heard saying, "---- Bill Clinton!"
Additionally, a Chicago nightclub was fined for reportedly serving alcohol to an underage Bieber on Tuesday. A representative for the city's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection told TMZ, "The ticket was issued by the police to Bodi nightclub for admitting and knowingly having underage persons in the establishment."
Finally, TMZ reported yesterday that singer-actress Selena Gomez, who has had a volatile, on-and-off relationship with Bieber, agreed on Independence Day to start seeing him again provided he begins behaving more responsibly.