Did Justin Bieber Legally Change His Race to African American? Nope.

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As shared on Facebook, March 5, 2014:

Justin Bieber Legally Changes Race to African American
Netlore Archive: Viral post claims pop singer Justin Bieber changed his race to "African American" in a Canadian court recently.. Via Facebook

Description: Fake news / Satire
Circulating since: March 2014
Status: False (see details below)

Via Cream Bmp Daily, March 4, 2014:

Justin Bieber Legally Changes ‘Race’ to African American…

CANADA — “I’m the richest black man under twenty one and I got all this money, because my people deserve it” Said Justin after stepping out of a Canadian courtroom early Tuesday morning.

Justin Bieber legally changed his race to African American while back in Canada on rest from a grueling tour schedule.

Analysis: No, Canadian-born pop singer Justin Bieber didn't recently file papers to change his race to "African American." The fake news story above was originally posted on CreamBmp.com, which is described on its About page as a website "comprised of satire and parody of current news and urban culture. For entertainment purposes only."

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Last updated 03/06/14