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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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166.

Karma12    

black men have totally sold out for cash and as$. of course he would come to his aid, he's his manager. He'll lose money if his brand goes under. But where is his dignity at! black men are so disappointing now. but they talk so much ish about black women smh

141 days ago
167.

Seldombinlaid    

Usher, as I said yesterday, that he is not racist, as his best friends are black, and live with him. That being said, he's a rude little bastard. Even in a coutroom environment he goes with attitude. Usher, had you pulled all the crap he's done, you'd have been in jail awhile back. This little bitch needs awakened...

141 days ago
168.

kitnplayn    

IF YOU'RE OLD ENOUGH TO SAY THOSE WORDS, THEN YOU'RE OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT THEY ARE RACIST WORDS, WHICH IS WHY HE WAS SMIRKING, AND I DON'T APPRECIATE USHER DIMINISHING RACIST COMMENTS BY BIEBER AS SIMPLY A BAD CHOICE, JUST BECAUSE HE HAS MONEY INVESTED IN HIM. THE SMIRKING IS WHAT SOLIDIFIES IT AS RACISM.....which was one race mocking the struggles of another for self-gratification.

140 days ago
169.

Ruby    

Usher you are an embarrassment to your race! any black person defending this true racist example is an Uncle Tom.
no one uses those hateful terms as a joke even, without it being in their psyche.

140 days ago
170.

lynn331977    

I will believe he is not a racist when I believe he is a young man. He's still a little boy and acts just like one to. Little boy !

140 days ago
171.

Alan    

guys, he was just a kid, a 14year old having a little fun. don't tell me you guys haven't done something embarrassing before in the past that you wish wasn't viewed by thousands of people, so please, cut the kid some slack.

140 days ago
172.

tcmember    

I hate JB. If I was rich I'd hire someone to take him out!

140 days ago
173.

Fuck tmz    

Why do everyone care so much of what Justin's doing? It's like you all people are more obsessed with him than all of his "beliebers" lol it's pretty funny

140 days ago
174.

SimonSays    

How many more apologies are we going to get from Justin Bieber, the Infamous Bieliebers, Scooter Braun, Usher, Lil Wayne, Lil Zit, Et Cetera. Racist Rants, Joining KKK, Killing, Peeing in Restraunt Floor Mop Buckets, Swearing at Presidents, Offending 3 Billion Chinese Koreans in a Japanese WWII Shrine, Anne Frank Museum, Speeding in Neighborhoods, Blocking Police While Driving, Skateboarding in Nightclubs, Shirtless and Underwear in Public Venues+, Brothels and Infecting Super Models (Yuck), Awful Illegal Graffitti, Attending Formal Parties In Shorts Underwear Out and Tshirts and Stupid Ball Caps, The List Goes On and On Since Inception 2009-2014+. Enuf is Enuf. Justin Bieber, the Infamous Bieliebers, Butchering the Word Believe for Notoriety All Need to Go Away. What a Disgusting Group. Dang.

140 days ago
175.

Sher    

Justine is a POS, but I don't think she is a racist either. I HATE actually taking a side WITH her, but for all of the things that are ugly and wrong about this a s s - h a t she is probably not racist, just stupid.

140 days ago
176.

rotti    

Usher.......I call BULL****

140 days ago
177.

Ashley    

F u jb

140 days ago
178.

Native D    

Hey Harvey, How's that damage control workin for you? Still think you are powerful enough to contain this Justin Beiber mess? I can't wait to see the next shocking video. You withheld that video to leverage and bully your way to the top of the heap. Now it's about to come crashing down around you. What was that you said when you started TMZ. You wanted to be different from the press agent spin doctors. Look at you now, compromising every last shred of integrity you had to try to save a sinking ship. The question is, will go down with the ship? or will you push the woman and children aside and jump onto a life raft. blame every one else. Watch out Mike. you are a perfect fall guy. I got one word for you Harvey... Coward.

140 days ago
179.

TuxThePenguin    

wow. the naïveté and/or stupidity of "Beliebers" is mind-numbing...

140 days ago
180.

rick    

Why is it o.k. for justin Bieber to say racist remarks which are a hundred times more serious than donald sterling, and the blacks support him. Oh he's young, sterling is elderly. Because he is Jewish. Just show you how racist blacks are, and hypocrisy.

140 days ago
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