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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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Heidi    

Don't try to make something out of Usher not commenting into something it is not..... Usher & Beiber are close, bottom line... However, you will 'seldom if ever' get Usher to 'comment/take sides' on 'anyone' he's friends or acquaintances with as he does by choosing 'not' to comment or voice his opinion to TMZ or other media outlets...... Good Choice!

110 days ago
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msssangel    

Yes its very interesting that he doesn't want to comment on your non story. Stop trying to make fetch happen TMZ, no one cares.

110 days ago
18.

Chikidd24    

Because usher is sick of his bull**** thats why who can blame him!!!

110 days ago
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Trixielolo77    

I want one famous black dude to say, "C'mon man, it was a joke"! Clearly we are no longer allowed to make racial jokes anymore without being shamed and labeled as a racist! More blacks should make white jokes, so we can all laugh with each other.

110 days ago
20.

Sandra     

Smart man.

110 days ago
21.

B    

Why is this still a thing? I can't stand Bieber but he was 15. Just let it go and focus on the stupid crap he's done now that he's old enough to know better.

110 days ago
22.

Melissa Davis    

Never bite the hand that feeds you Bieb. Usher still getting money from the little idiot. Dance monkey dance!

110 days ago
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Melissa Davis    

Never bite the hand that feeds you Bieb. Usher still getting money from the little idiot. Dance monkey dance!

110 days ago
24.

Nobody Special    

The Beaver was only 15, whats the big deal.
It would have been way different if the Beaver said, "He hates bIack people" or some kind of hate. It was just a lame joke.

As teens we told jokes of every nationality, race, creed, color of people and had fun doing it. It's what kids do.

Has anyone every been to a Chris Rock Live Show? Every other word is the N-Word, and all other class of people. Nobody says Chris is out of line.

In the last 3 years The Beaves has turned wi@@er 3.0 times ten Vanilla Ice to the 2nd power. If you ever hear Justin talk he sounds like a black person now, his slang etc. Most of his friends are black. to call Justin a racist is just plain silly. Justin would do the old Blackface routine like Bing Crosby did in the movie Holiday Inn if her could get away with it today.

110 days ago
25.

tmon3ydadjmbr    

He don't wanna be in it. Why does tmz start trouble.

110 days ago
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tmon3ydadjmbr    

*?

110 days ago
27.

Nikki    

If only Usher had been somewhere else that day when he discovered Justin Bieber, the world would be a better place.

110 days ago
28.

Melissa Davis    

Never bite the hand that feeds you Bieb. Usher still getting money from the little idiot. Dance monkey dance!

110 days ago
29.

mrbanksofAmerica    

I'm trying to figure out does these celebs pay tmz to post about them daily? This isn't even news no one cares about Justin gayber except Harvey..lol

110 days ago
30.

legalmind    

If you had aired the racist video 4 years ago...his wake up call may have come already and he would have a better appreciation for what he has . He still needs a wake up call and sadly it's coming....Just ask Chris!

110 days ago
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