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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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181.

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.

102 days ago
182.

LSU_kitten    

I don't think he is racist. Just told some racist jokes. We all know racist jokes about every color of every race. Some are stupid enough to repeat them some know better. I'm proud he didn't let someone extort money from him over all this. I think if he paid someone off then all this came out later it would have made him look 10 times worse. He owned up 2 it. Which is a first for this stupid kid.

102 days ago
183.

TruthWhisperer    

Justin's a privileged little *******, just like Chris Brown. And as long as these older people in the industry keep taking up for them, giving them excuses and having their backs, they'll keep doing ignorant **** until it backfires, or they hurt themselves or, god forbid, someone else.

102 days ago
184.

Frunklin    

Amazing the public and the media doesn't hold Beiber to the same racist standards they did to Don Sterling.

102 days ago
185.

Alani    

Good thing JB was smart enough not to say anything about the Jews. If he said he wanted to chase Jews with a chainsaw or be a Nazi and kill Jews, his career would be over!!

101 days ago
186.

ricky uselton    

Too bad Justin can't stand up for himself. Poor baby

101 days ago
187.

danny    

Besides he is our meal ticket right now and we will wait to oust him at a lower point in his life.

99 days ago
188.

Bonnie    

Racist or not, he's still a douche.

98 days ago
189.

Ana    

Justin is little sweet kid,he's stupid not racist.

98 days ago
190.

BrooklynCat425    

Come on now...he was a dumb kid repeating a joke he heard...they are jokes you know those things that comedians tell all the time about all races, genders, religions, etc...

97 days ago
191.

Thai    

Pretty sure Justin and Usher had sexual relations. Even to this day.

93 days ago
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