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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
breaking news

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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It's definitely something he should be layed out for. But do i think that he's a racist? no.

123 days ago


Ex-black bodyguard? I thought Michael Jackson was dead.

123 days ago


No he's not racist just a stupid retard!!!

123 days ago


The price Justin ...

All of us ...

Pay for being on top.

If and when you're on top?

You're fair-game.

The first one people take a shot at.

J.B., Miley - Selena.

You're NOT allowed to be young, rich, beautiful.

It haunts me to this day ... that I still am...

123 days ago


the tone and sentiment is still just as hurtful in what justin said, as what donald sterling said

heres the thing, black people think they can make a lot of money off of justin beiber, he can bring them so much publicity etc etc.

with donald sterling he was the owner/slave driver. which is unacceptable.

123 days ago

Truth Spitter    

What is really behind the Fear of Black Males. First of all, White men know that mostly everything they have has come as a result of rape, robbery , murder and slavery and from the exploitation of people of color. 98% of the money in America is Blood money going all the way back to the institution of slavery. Most of the Whites of today have benefited off of the inequity of their forefathers. They fear that Blacks will retaliate against them for all of the wicked deeds that they have done to Blacks over hundreds of years. Secondly, many White men put so much emphasis on money to compensate for the fact that they have a small penis. They Fear and Envy Black Men, because they don't measure up. Why is it that white men spend over $1 Billion per year on sun tanning products and over $1 Billion per year on Male enhancement drugs and penis enlargements. Once again, they envy Black men so much to the point that they want to try to "appear" Black.

123 days ago

Truth Spitter    

More White males kill themselves each year than any other group. In fact, the suicide rate among white males is an astounding 67%. If being White is so great then why kill yourself? The truth is that many white men are depressed, bitter, broken, angry, evil, mean spirited individuals who feel guilty for molesting their sons and daughters and who feel guilty for plotting to kill relatives to collect the insurance money. Many White men put so much emphasis on money to compensate for the bankruptcy of their soul. A myriad of them are deeply in debt trying to keep up with their neighbors. White women are divorcing White men at a whopping 63% divorce rate. They lost the presidency. Many of them have lost their jobs and their homes. And some white men deflect their self hatred on to Blacks and other minorities.

123 days ago


tmz, seriously. that's just ****ed up to print this.. i think justin's a dumb ass. but it's a stretch to even mention racist behind this.. you ****ing *******s. maybe tmz has a bunch of racist ****s working there since they're always mentioning racist dumb **** like this..

123 days ago


Justin Bieber's ex-bodyguard says "I will say whatever you want me to say and thanks for the extra money"

123 days ago


Shouldn't it be "Black Ex-bodyguard" .... This title implies that the bodyguard used to be black..

123 days ago


Sounds like someone wants his job back.

123 days ago


I'm a mom and cannot imagine holding my 15 year old daughter responsible as an adult for some of the silly things she has said and done now in her teens. The joke was in poor taste but I think the joke is taken out of context. The way I perceive it is that he is making fun of the South and white racist people, not black people. Don't forget that he is sharing this "joke" with his friends, one who is black. Of course now as an adult he would be embarassed. I don't blame him. I think the world will forgive him because I also think Justin is not a racist.

123 days ago

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Bullshlt. By the age of 5 a child is taught to have respect and that racial or ethnic name-calling is hurtful and wrong. If they aren't taught to have respect for themselves and others, by the time the child turns 15 they are a stupid little fvcker just like Justin. It's there. It was there and it's still there. Disgusting little freak.

123 days ago

Lars Eighner    

What color is the bodyguard now?

123 days ago


Oh it was ok what they did to Paula Dean for saying she said something over 20+ years ago after being robbed,,but he out rights says a joke like that and people are just letting it go fork this pup star..yes pup star..

123 days ago
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