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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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31.

Steinberg    

That look. It's worse than when little girls make duckfaces for facebook pics

809 days ago
32.

SheisHot    

Mayweather officially has a fluffer on his payroll!

809 days ago
33.

tgrfan42069    

yeah i just misunderstand him getting sentenced to jail for beating a woman.

809 days ago
34.

Becca    

So Bieber not only hangs out with Mayweather but Chris Brown, Kanye West, and Kim Kardashian among others. What great role models... *Sarcasm*

809 days ago
35.

DonnaLynn125    

Justin Bieber's PR people are pushing him everywhere! His popularity exists because of the pre-teens and some of the teen girls buying and screaming for him. I and so many others I know don't think he has what it takes to make it in the "big league" but now he is making recordings with some of them. I do think there are other young singers and groups that are just as talented if not more talented than he is.

809 days ago
36.

JFC10    

Douchebags stick together.

809 days ago
37.

MGM    

I'm confused...why does Floyd have his arm around Rachel Maddow?

809 days ago
38.

oink    

Bieber just lost her virginity to Mayweather

809 days ago
39.

Anya    

Hate this new format!

809 days ago
40.

London Vik    

Does he only take advice from black guys?

809 days ago
41.

Twilight Sparkle    

Lets see, one complete showoff, and one terrible singer....
Yeah, this works well.

809 days ago
42.

Bad Dog    

Wow, I thought Floyd had his arm around a girl

809 days ago
43.

Jordan    

Figures justin wants a woman beater to be his mentor i guess that is his next step.

809 days ago
44.

Leonard    

This n***** Mayweather - hanging out with queers now to bolster his image...let's see this thug stand up and be a real man and not a ***** by fighting Pacquiao next. He keeps skirting the fact that [Pacquiao] will beat his a** big-time! Mayweather should be renamed "Mayfeather" because he is all talk and nothing else when it comes to squarely facing REAL competition head-on...

809 days ago
45.

jeff    

Maybe Floyd is getting him some Bieber
Floyd might be getting ready for June 1 st jail time!!!!!

809 days ago
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