NEW YORK — Justin Bieber has apologized by phone to Bill Clinton for cursing the former president and spraying his photo with cleaning fluid in a New York City restaurant kitchen earlier this year.
Clinton’s office said Thursday the pop star called and “he apologized and offered to help the Clinton Foundation.” 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, Bieber sprays the Clinton photo and drops the f-bomb in reference to the former president.
Bieber tweeted to his more than 41 million followers Wednesday night, thanking Clinton “for taking the time to talk.” Bieber tweeted: “Your words meant alot. (hash)greatguy.”
This comes days after Bieber unknowingly committed a big no-no in the hockey world by standing on the Chicago Blackhawks’ logo in their dressing room at the United Center. Bieber, who was posing with the Stanley Cup, which the Blackhawks won last month, was reportedly notified of his transgression and immediately apologized.
Meanwhile, the rapper known as Lil Twist has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence after being stopped in California while he was behind the wheel of Bieber’s 2012 Fisker.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore says 20-year-old Christopher Moore was pulled over around 3:30 a.m. Thursday on a Calabasas road leading to a gated community where Bieber lives.
Authorities say Moore was driving between 60 and 70 mph in an area that has a 30 mph speed limit because of construction.
Investigators think Moore may have been under the influence of marijuana. Bail was set at $5,000 for the misdemeanor offense.