Justin Bieber has been caught on camera telling a racist joke.

At the start of the video, one of Justin’s friends can be heard telling the singer that he’s ‘mean’ and ‘ignorant’ after finishing a joke with the punchline ‘Father’s Day’.

The pop star is then seen asking friends: ‘Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?’

Someone off camera says: ‘Don’t even say it. Don’t say it.’

Then mimicking the sound a chainsaw makes Justin says, smiling: ‘Run n****r, n****r, n****r, n****r, n****r’.

The Baby singer is believed to have been 17 at the time of the video, and already adored by millions of fans around the world.

The Sun, who revealed the video, reports that Bieber’s people have known about the shocking clip for some time, and have even coughed up a large sum of money to keep it from getting out.

A source said: ‘This video is Justin Bieber and his camp’s worst nightmare. Even after the year he’s had – when he’s never been far from controversy – this tops the lot.

‘Justin has been taken under his wing by some of the best in the industry and they won’t stand by him after this… see more

source: metro UK