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Justin Bieber

Black Ex-Bodyguard Says

He's Not a Racist

6/1/2014 9:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Justin Bieber RacistJustin Bieber's ex-bodyguard says the 5-year old video of J.B. telling a joke using the n-word multiple times does NOT make the singer a racist ... just a bad joke-teller.

Kenny Hamilton -- Beiber's bodyguard during his rise to fame -- took to Twitter to defend his former employer ... saying, "We all make jokes about people's size, look, or race. That doesn't mean it's right but comedians make millions of dollars profiting off these jokes."

The ex-bodyguard adds, "If someone is racist or prejudice you would know from a persons actions. Not because of a joke a 15 year old says. Yes he said some bad jokes and I know if he could he would take back what was said."

As we previously reported ... sources connected with Bieber say the singer is "frustrated and sad" about the video being released and will address it publicly.

"As a black man I am telling the world that @justinbieber is not a racist." says Kenny. Adding, "I have known him since he was 12 years old and I know his heart."

For what it's worth, we're told the tweet wasn't done at the behest of Scooter or Justin.

Kenny recently took an executive position at Beats Music -- but is still in regular touch with Biebs.

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Doodlebug    

Justin is not racist he wants to be black...

93 days ago
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Raphie    

So much for the bweebs owning an NBA franchise...

93 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

He's a h omo though

93 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

Noone thinks the kid is racist. Give it up TMZ Moines gonna bite

93 days ago
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john flynn    

TMZ YOUR DISGUSTING FOR PRINTING THIS STORY, what happen to you guys you were good reporters now you sound like FOX NEWS. Justin was 15 yrs old very sad TMZ .HARVEY AND CHARLES never should of printed this garbage......

93 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

But, the lesson is, if Sterling told this same joke, people would go nuts, but whatever

93 days ago
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Big Gay Al    

Wait until they run a story on the Biebs being Pro Life.

93 days ago
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Perky    

He's not a racist, but he might be damaged due to Selena Gomez raping his under-age peen, but we don't see Selena on any sex offenders registries.

93 days ago
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MardiM2    

If the bodyguard was formerly black (ex-black), w hat is he now?

93 days ago
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Lisa    

TMZ must get exhausted from kissing Kardashian and Bieber ass.

93 days ago
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naue7    

you just said a black guy was in the room with him and that was no excuse so ask all the lils usher mayweather etc also why can french montana say it when he is arab and claiming distant somali doesn't count

93 days ago
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Patrick     

Justin has black bodyguards so of course he is not racist. I even heard he went to one of their homes. It smelled funny but he had a good time.

93 days ago
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Lisa    

Ex-black bodyguard. Lol. TMZ… you're an embarrassment.

93 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

TMZ is grovelling for some hits, and since Kimye circus hasn't arrived back in town, They have to create drama out of NOTHING. Don't worry Beibs, pimp Kris will have lots of stories on here any day now cause she needs to promote new season and this boo boo you made 5 years ago will have healed.

93 days ago
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Doodlebug    

Justin you don't have to address the public no one cares ... You are old news ..

93 days ago
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