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Justin Bieber

Meet My Clean-Cut Mentor

... Floyd Mayweather!

5/6/2012 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Bieber with Floyd Mayweather last night was months in the makingJustin Bieber's appearance with Floyd Mayweather last night was months in the making -- and sources close to The Biebs tell TMZ ... Justin feels his new "mentor" is really just "misunderstood."

According to our sources, Mayweather asked Bieber four months ago to join him in Las Vegas for the Miguel Cotto fight ... and Bieber, a huge boxing fan, jumped at the opportunity.

We're told Floyd and Justin became friends after Floyd saw Justin's movie, "Never Say Never," and reached out to his camp. According to our sources, Floyd decided he wanted to mentor Justin and the two developed a relationship. 

Our sources say Mayweather tried to impart his work ethic on Justin, basically telling him he could develop the same level of "greatness" Floyd achieved ... if he worked as hard as Floyd did. 

We're told the two hit it off and Justin tells people he thinks Floyd is just misunderstood ... and that he is a really a "hard-working and clean-cut guy." 

Several judges would disagree, but whatever ...

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harleyharlett    

ok this is just weird

900 days ago
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static    

Douchebags of a feather....

900 days ago
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Sunset    

His mentor in ass ramming.

900 days ago
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Fat Jesus    

Justin Bieber is such a d-bag. Mayweather should be embarrassed for posing for a picture with this little ****.

900 days ago
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Truth    

YEA, A MENTOR IN PRISON. GO JOIN 'EM BIEB'S, YOU NO TALENT ASS **** FROM CANADA. THE 2 OF THEM HAVE A NICE VACATION IN PRISON FOR 87 DAYS. #TRUTH!!

900 days ago
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Eldridge Cleaver    

I've never seen an 18 year old man look so incredibly young and feminine. It would make more sense if the cross-dressing boxer known as Oscar De La Hoya was the one mentoring little Bieber.

900 days ago
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MIKE    

picking on the Kid ,he is livin the life and why not!

900 days ago
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happypat35    

so many Bieber haters....he has to be doing something right.....I, for the life of me, cannot figure out where all this hate is coming from. Has it anything to do with his bank account, the females falling out at his feet, do tell????

900 days ago
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Superman    

Yeah, right. Mayweather is just trying to show that he's not racist after his Jeremy Lin comments.
News Flash to Mayweather: Most white people don't like Justin Bieber so you're not getting on our good side by being his "mentor", especially when you are just as much a childish d-bag as Bieber is.

900 days ago
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beachkid    

Justin remind me of an young Elvis Presley and/or James Dean.

900 days ago
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bob     

Hmm, I don't know about all of you, but that's one of the strangest pics I've ever seen...talk about a mismatch! Bieber, his people (or both) are trying hard..way too hard, I think, to give him some street cred. Um, it's not working...he'll never be taken seriously as a "bad guy"...he's a punk, and, how shall I say it, much too girly looking.

900 days ago
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scoopie    

Mayweather wanted to mentor Justin Bieber? In what, domestic violence tactics? This thought brought to you by a former domestic violence hotline worker and Las Vegan.

900 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

Perfect idea, a domestic abuser is going to mentor an 18 year old. I'm sure lots of good will come out of this.

900 days ago
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Melissa lee    

I try to like Justin beiber but this little boy tries too hard to be cool. We don't need you to break down who Floyd is as if you two are so close u text and speak to each other on a regular bases. Lol such a corny kid.

900 days ago
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BoilingBleach    

Justin Bieber views Floyd Mayweather (a convicted woman beater, BTW) as a clean-cut role model? Ladies and Gentlemen, that is your teenage daughters hero! Hope your happy that he looks to aspire to be just like a woman beater. Although, you really can't say that is very shocking. Afterall, 2 of his other buddies are R. Kelly (a pedophile) and Chris Brown (another woman beater). If I may offer a simple word of advice to Selena Gomez: RUN!!!!!!

900 days ago
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