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Usher

Pleads the 5th

On Bieber's Racist Joke

6/3/2014 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Usher Justin Bieber Racist JokeUsher had the opportunity to join the growing list of BFOJBs who have leaped to Justin Bieber's defense ... but instead he bolted.

Our photog spotted Ush yesterday in L.A. ... and of course asked about the video of 15-year-old Justin using the n-word as the punchline to a horribly unfunny joke.

You'd think, Usher -- being Bieber's longtime mentor and African-American -- would have something to say on the topic, but watch ... who knew he did a Houdini impression?

As we've reported, Floyd MayweatherSoulja Boy and others have already spoken up for Justin -- which makes Usher's reaction very interesting.

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1.

T1980    

May be he just didn't want to say anything and have the media take it out of context.

151 days ago
2.

Kelly    

It doesn't matter if a million and one blacks say he's not a racist. Bill Cosby and Usher are not the arbiters of who is racist. Everyone can make up their own mind based on the WORDS AND ACTIONS OF BEIBER.

151 days ago
3.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Who cares, stop looking under every rock to find a black celeb to defend Gayber, it's not their job

151 days ago
4.

Wow ...    

Good for Usher. I appreciate a no comment statement.

151 days ago
5.

bkblueknight    

wasnt he mentoring justin at the time?

151 days ago
6.

Tazz    

I hope Famous in 12 turns into Cancelled in 4.


TMZ needs to stick with A list celebs because it is turning into V Stevino and no names.

151 days ago
7.

01void    

Usher nor anyone else has to make a comment about the immature biebs, he made his bed let him sleep in it.

151 days ago
8.

Rhubino    

"Horribly unfunny"?

Yes, it's kind of a lame joke, and he told it poorly, but stop getting so over the top with your self-righteousness, OK TMZ?

151 days ago
9.

negreat    

Usher can't say much because he knows he is a racist too. : ).

151 days ago
10.

HumanNature    

TMZ


WHY DON'T YOU ASK CASPER SMART ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH A TRANNY!!!!!


ENOUGH OF THIS BIEBER BS!!!!!

151 days ago
11.

Dave    

Maybe he thinks that TMZ is beating a dead horse. It was a stupid joke told by a kid. Who cares?

151 days ago
12.

fan    

No1 can tell jokes anymore cuz the world is wrong if it's about gays blacks Mexicans aliens..

151 days ago
13.

frankie805    

Dang, that tire is bigger than him.

151 days ago
14.

cmg    

I like Usher. He has a good head on his shoulders. Good for him not getting involved...smart man.

151 days ago
15.

Jordan    

The other Celebrities backed up Beiber, because Celebrities will never talk bad about one another. That is just the Unwritten rule, so for Usher to Plead the 5th he is saying he Believes that Beiber is Racist.

151 days ago
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