Justin Bieber

A new video has surfaced of a 15-year-old Justin Bieber telling a racist joke to his friends.

In the clip, which was reportedly shot as part of his 2011 documentary “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” the pop star asks his friends, “Why are black people afraid of chain saw?” Despite being urged by an off-camera pal to not finish the offensive joke, Bieber delivers the punchline that includes the n-word.

The video was posted on the Sun’s website May 31. TMZ posted the video the following day saying it had obtained the clip four years ago, but decided not to run with it because Bieber was only 15 years old at the time. The Sun reports that Bieber’s camp knew about the video and had offered money to keep it quiet, according to Page Six.

Bieber is “frustrated and sad” about the video and is expected to address it publicly very soon, TMZ says.

Following the release of the video, Bieber’s ex-bodyguard Kenny Hamilton defended the pop star with a series of tweets saying he’s not a racist.