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Justin Bieber Addresses Drama Over MLK Samples

Showbiz News with Wanda Davidson

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Justin Bieber reportedly made an appearance on Clubhouse and addressed the issue some people had of him using Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his latest album “Justice.”

The Canadian crooner dropped the project to “provide comfort” amidst “suffering, injustice and pain,” but it has done the opposite since the release on March 19. A legal issue has encountered “The Bieb” with French dance duo Justice sending Justin a cease-and-desist letter over an alleged trademark infringement in the days leading up to Justice, the album itself has also received backlash for its use of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speeches.

The criticism for the snippets comes from Bieber using MLK in a fashion that some believe has nothing to do with King in terms of his love songs to his wife. According to Uproxx, Justin recently joined Clubhouse to speak about the MLK snippets.

“I want to keep growing and learning about just all social injustices and what it looks like for me to be better, what it looks like for my friends to be better. And I know I have a long way to go,” he revealed. “I love that when people are listening to my album, these conversations are coming up and they’re like, ‘Well, how is he going from Martin Luther King into a love song?’ I’m not trying to make a connection between me and Martin Luther King.”

Justin Bieber continued with his explanation saying, “That’s why I never try to talk about social injustice or I didn’t want to be the one to talk about it because I just have so much more learning to do. But I have this man who was ready to die and what he believed to be true. If I’m not willing to face some sort of ridicule or judgment of people wondering my motives or whatever that is for me, it was a no-brainer.”