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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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16.

Carl    

Watch out Selena. You definitely don't want Floyd's history of domestic issues rubbing off on the Biebs. You could probably take him in a fight though!

814 days ago
17.

Bridget    

hmmm, someone mentioned on another post that he looks like vinilla ice with that hair...now thats all I can see.


Hey didn't vinilla ice get accused of domestic violence too? Kids gotta pick better people to look up to.

814 days ago
18.

EMB    

Whats he going to teach him? How to land a left hook on a woman?

814 days ago
19.

I am Spartacus    

i like Mayweather but he needs to not have this nerd hanging around him. And Beiber looked stupid in the ring surrounded by all those black guys and there's little white teeny bopper Bieber trying to act blacker than all of them with his Luke Perry haircut.

The kid is so lame

814 days ago
20.

brent    

let me know when you get the Bieber pronz.

814 days ago
21.

parlayer    

all he need is a little work on his "Left Jab" so he can keep that smirk on his face!!

814 days ago
22.

Elsa    

...His mentor in being short

814 days ago
23.

parlayer    

Oh and by the way which one is which??

814 days ago
24.

_Taterman    

Bieber's persona just screams "Ice Ice Baby" ... oh and Mayweather, you're a s***bag.

814 days ago
25.

Joan K    

I think the big guy thought the little boy was a little girl, I don't get it and the little girl is trying too hard to be cool, I mean look at that stupid look on his face, duh!

814 days ago
26.

Thomas Jefferson    

This does not look good for Mayweather's career and Beaver probably did it to change how people percieve him. We just hate him more now and wish he would go away.

814 days ago
27.

ria    

Floyd saw Justin's movie, "Never Say Never," and reached out to his camp? a rich street as*hole sat down and watch a girly pop singer's movie and decided after that they should be friends? umm something is clearly not right with this picture. Which one is the pitcher?

814 days ago
28.

Sam Sunshine     

Why would Justine PR, let him associate himself with past/present drug dealer, rapist, drug users, cheaters, woman beaters and with people with no moral bounds. Be yourself and remember what got you to the top. Hard work, honesty, having boundaries and surrounding you with good people. Just because Usher opened the door does not mean you need to be like him or others around him. Good luck Bieb's

814 days ago
29.

NobodySpecial    

"We're told Floyd and Justin became friends after Floyd saw Justin's movie, "Never Say Never," and reached out to his camp. "

Ok, I am supposed to believe that he actually watched this movie ? Was Floyd with his daughter or was he just "cruisin" somewhere for fresh boy meat and went to see this for motivation ? Floyd, say it ain't so !

814 days ago
30.

NobodySpecial    

Oh, wait. I get it now. Justin Bieber is the new Black.

Seriously, how do you buy your way into this kind of lie ?

814 days ago
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