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Tommy Chong

Bieber's Talented

BECAUSE He Smokes Out

1/8/2013 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Justin Bieber
 wasn't born with the talent to become an international superstar ... he inhaled it ... in the form of miraculous marijuana smoke -- so says legendary weed icon Tommy Chong.

The "Cheech & Chong" star was out in L.A. yesterday when we asked if he thought more highly of Bieber now that he knows the singer smokes pot -- and Tommy laughed, saying, "Of course!"

He said, "I knew [Bieber] was smoking before he knew it. Because of his music. Because of his dancing. The guy is a phenom ... It's not just his looks. It's his talent. And you don't get talent like that by drinking alcohol. The herb, man! The herb!"

Can't blame Bieber either -- Tommy says all the celebs are smoking ganja these days ... "Weed is mainstream as can be."

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Cheryl A.    

I am not a drug user but you can tell when the Beatles were good, clean boys (I wanna hold your hand, she loves you yeah, yeah, yeah,) and then on drugs for The Magical Mystery Tour and the White Album. They were definatley more creative on drugs.

563 days ago
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laffnbear    

Pot, when used at a young age can hinder some brain development and personality development such as mature thinking,decision making and ability to make good decisions and weighing consequences when making decisions.

563 days ago
18.

ragu4u    

Bieber is a Punk!

563 days ago
19.

Criss    

I might like Bieber too if I was stoned!

563 days ago
20.

bob_bitchin    

Tommy is my hero

563 days ago
21.

Jimmy Changa    

Substantial number of musicians smoke pot... and in other news... water is wet!

563 days ago
22.

maria    

OH yea because look how talented Chong is from smoking weed. He does not even know where he's at from all that weed he smokes.

563 days ago
23.

DaveT    

"Heeeey pendejos! How ya doin' pendejos!"

563 days ago
24.

BC    

cannabis does make one more artistic. Back when i smoked every day, i was always drawing & painting or playing my bass. Now, since ive been straight, i have done none of those things. I miss it!!

563 days ago
25.

Loydat    

Maybe despite the fact he inhaled the smoke.

563 days ago
26.

Joey    

Love Tommy, but nothing is going to give that Beeber kid talent. Does anyone listen to his racket besides pre teens? When my kid was at his prom in June, he said the DJs announced they were going to play Beeber next and he said all the seniors raced off the dance floor, back to their tables.

563 days ago
27.

Paulina1982    

I love this Guy!! Puff puff pass

563 days ago
28.

Hopemacias    

TALENTED...ARE YOU KIDDING...THAT IS SICK TO SAY...WOW

563 days ago
29.

peterfrady    

That;s about right...

563 days ago
30.

alicia    

i love justin bieber he should not smoke comin like really i love justin bieber

563 days ago
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