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Floyd Mayweather

Justin Bieber's Not Racist

'We All Make Mistakes'

6/1/2014 7:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0601-floyd-mayweather-instagramFloyd Mayweather is going to bat for his friend Justin Bieber -- saying he still SUPPORTS the pop star despite footage that surfaced this weekend showing a 15-year-old Bieber saying the N-word while telling a racist joke.

Floyd -- who's been friends with JB for years -- posted a recent photo where he's posing with Justin and wrote a pretty strong statement explaining why he's got Justin's back:

"Justin has been nothing but kind to me, my daughters and sons over the years," Floyd said ... adding, "We all make mistakes when we are young, it’s part of growing up"

"I am proud of what he’s doing as a 20 year old musician and business man. #TMT"

Justin has since apologized -- saying, "Five years ago I made a reckless and immature mistake and I'm grateful to those close to me who helped me learn those lessons as a young man."

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Stand up for your man, Gayweather

60 days ago
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Paul    

How can he be racist -- hes one tattoo and one saggin(g) from being AA.

60 days ago
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Sally M    

Well, I guess you can say what you want about Bieber but he's definitely got some friends who are willing to stick up for him.

60 days ago
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FREEDOM    

BIEBER IS VERY CLOSE AND RESPECTED BY BLACK MEN IN THE BUSINESS.

60 days ago
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FREEDOM    

BIEBER IS A REALLY GREAT ENTERTAINER. ALSO, VERY LOVED BY PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD.

60 days ago
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FREEDOM    

A SLIP WHEN YOUR YOUNG AND IGNORANT.

60 days ago
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FREEDOM    

HE IS RESPECTED BY THE BLACK ARTISTS IN THIS COUNTRY.

60 days ago
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FREEDOM    

HE IS A SENSATION EVERYONE IS INTRIGUED BY HIM.

60 days ago
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FREEDOM    

EXTREMELY HANDSOME.

59 days ago
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FREEDOM    

NO WAY IS HE RACIST.

59 days ago
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FREEDOM    

MUSICIANS ARE A FAMILY THEY NOW THERE OWN. IF BIEBS IN ANY WAY WAS RACIST IT SURE WOULD HAVE BEEN KNOWN.

59 days ago
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FREEDOM    

HIS TALENT IS IMMEASURABLE.

59 days ago
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FREEDOM    

HE HAS A HEART OF GOLD.

59 days ago
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FREEDOM    

A 20 YEAR OLD HEART THROB.

59 days ago
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FREEDOM    

HE HAS PROVEN OVER THE YEARS HOW MATURE HE'S BECOME.

59 days ago
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