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Usher

Justin Bieber Made Bad Choices

... But He's No Racist

6/7/2014 8:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0607-usher-justin-bieber-02Usher is finally speaking out about the videos that surfaced this month showing his protege Justin Bieber using the n-word ... and even though he wasn't happy, Usher says J.B. is no bigot.

Usher took to Instagram Saturday posting a pic of he and Biebs with a long caption describing how he feels ... he explains, "As I have watched Justin Bieber navigate difficult waters as a young man, I can tell you that he hasn't always chosen the path of his greatest potential, but he is unequivocally not a racist."

He adds, "What he was 5 years ago was a naive child who did not understand the negative power and degradation that comes from playing with racial slurs. What he is now is a young man faced with an opportunity to become his best self, an example to the millions of kids that follow him to not make the same mistakes."

For those of you keeping track ... Usher, Whoopi Goldberg, Mike Tyson, Young Money, Floyd Mayweather and Souljah Boy have all voiced support for Justin, who has already apologized.

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AnlBeeds    

Justin has the girth of a pickle jar.

84 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Wait til the video of him calling Usher a N comes out

84 days ago
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Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Predictable. Money talks...bs walks

84 days ago
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Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Lol at the peach fuzz stache

84 days ago
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Sillywilly    

Ok fine, good luck with the OTHER douchebaggery actions coming our way as an adult from him.

84 days ago
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pootydaone    

Of course Usher is going to support him. He has vested interest. Besides why is the distinction being made between being a racist and making racist statements. He very well may not be a racist but he sure let's racist words flow out of his mouth. Is that ok Usher?!

84 days ago
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Niqui    

just let it go already...I don't care that he said ni**a. i say it everyday lol and if my white homegirl said it to me i wouldn't be mad...just let it go already....

84 days ago
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pootydaone    

I don't know too many teenagers that obsessed with race to be make two videos spewing racist words. And there's rumors there is another tape. I think there's something there. It seems odd for a then teen to be that fixated on race.

84 days ago
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Reginaphalange    

I thought that was pharrell with that stupid hat

84 days ago
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Almightyrahh    

Where would tmz be without justin bieber......

84 days ago
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pootydaone    

White ppl are evil. I can assure you blacks don't sit behind closed doors talking $hit about white people no matter what y'all think. Not racist stuff like this....we just don't. But something is always coming out about a white person using racist words.. smh

84 days ago
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YoMama    

It amazes me that this kid even got to where he is today....Usher made a HUGE mistake and he knows it. He's not going to trash talk the low life he made famous because it will make him look like an absolute moron for creating such a monster. The kid needs a true beat down and a reality check not an actual check in his bank account. He's a poser and has zero talent.

84 days ago
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T bone    

What an ugly little girl wait what that's a guy

84 days ago
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Celebarazzi.com    

Those stupid hats.

84 days ago
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Miss J    

He isn't a racist... I have had the word used maliciously towards me, and sadly, I have used it. How about we just all stop using??

84 days ago
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