“You know, Canadian words — I’m going to say the word so get ready to beep me. N—– doesn’t mean anything in Canada.
“Black Canadians and black Americans are two separate groups of people,” Goldberg elaborated. “And how do I know this? Well, I did a movie last year, in Canada. And a young, wonderful Canadian woman wrote it, and I’m reading it and I’m thinking, ‘We would never say a thing like this,’ So I went to the director and I said, ‘what is this?’ And he said, ‘oh, she lives here.’ And I said, ‘so she doesn’t know anything, she doesn’t get what we’re talking about. So we had to make adjustments, and that’s just the way it is.
“I don’t mean to say Canadians have been throwing it around. I don’t think, that when they hear the songs everyone is playing, and every other word is n—-,” she said, getting back to Bieber. “What I’m saying is that, when you are 15 and you’re someplace where that’s not a word that you have associated with people of color, they weren’t calling them that.”