Bieber apologises to Bill Clinton after insult

CHICAGO: Justin Bieber apologised by phone to Bill Clinton, the former president's office said on Thursday, for cursing Mr Clinton and spraying his photo with cleaning fluid in a New York City restaurant kitchen earlier this year.

The pop star also had repercussions from a tour stop in Chicago earlier this week when city officials said Mr Bieber was listed as an underage guest on a citation that police issued to a nightclub.

Mr Clinton's office said Thursday the pop star called and "he apologised and offered to help the Clinton Foundation." Mr Clinton's office declined to provide any other details.

A video released Wednesday by TMZ.com shows the 19-year-old Bieber urinating in a mop bucket as he and others race through the restaurant kitchen. Before exiting, Mr Bieber sprays the Clinton photo and drops the F-bomb in reference to the former president.

Mr Bieber tweeted to his more than 41 million followers Wednesday night, thanking Mr Clinton "for taking the time to talk." Mr Bieber tweeted: "Your words meant alot. #greatguy."

Separately, Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection spokeswoman Jennifer Lipford confirmed Thursday that the 19-year-old Bieber was listed as an underage guest on a citation of Bodi nightclub. Police cited the club early Wednesday for admitting and knowingly having an underage person in the establishment, she said.

Mr Bieber performed in a concert at Chicago's United Centre on Tuesday evening.

Associated Press

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