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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Justin Bieber Asked for Permission to Use Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr.

The daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. has come to the defense of Justin Bieber. The singer recently dropped the cover for his new album, which contained snippets of the speeches made by the Civil Rights icon. Soon after, Bernice revealed that Bieber had taken permission before featuring her father in his song.


Early on the night of Thursday, the popstar came under fire soon after he released Justice, his latest record. Just moments later, critics took to social media and labelled the star to be ‘tone deaf’ for blending King’s words into the songs. 


The very first voice that can be heard as the song begins is a snippet from a speech given by King. The Civil Right icon states ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice anywhere’ just as Much, the second track starts up.


The record also features an MLK Interlude track, which is of almost two minutes. It leads right into a song by the name Die For You.


Bernice King did not offer any comments on how the hitmaker has used the speeches of her father on the album. However, she did confirm that he had requested permission and clearance from the MLK Estate beforehand.


She took to the microblogging site, Twitter, to thank Bieber for his support for her #BeLove campaign, a global movement working towards establishing justice in all parts of the world. She also expressed gratitude for the fact that he honored her father.


As of now, the singer is caught up in legal crosshairs with Justice, the dance duo. It has accused Bieber of plagiarizing its logo for the cover art of his album.

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