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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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Heidi    

Kudos' to Usher for taking a stand of support along with other celebrities stating JB is not racist. He's made 'bad choices' but is not racist.......

116 days ago
32.

Rocko    

why is JB wearing womens sunglasses?

116 days ago
33.

Jack Stephan    

Wait! Is that a young Elton John next to Usher? It's only a matter of time folks...

116 days ago
34.

Leave-Britney-Alone    

Sadly this stupid song he sang is now being used by some trolls, including this site. I saw it mentioned over on the Tracy Morgan story. Pathetic.

116 days ago
35.

HumanNature    

JUSTIN BIEBER IS A "JACKASS"!!!!!


PLAIN & SIMPLE

116 days ago
36.

Truth4u4free    

Sure, yeah, right. ANyone in the entertainment industry gets a pass. As long as they're a confirmed lib.

116 days ago
37.

inverse137    

So, to sum it up we have a mysogynist saying bieber isn't a racist.

Cool!

116 days ago
38.

tooshy20    

Let me get this straight Bieber turned the gift given to him by an African American man into racist verbal excrement and he didn't know what he was doing? Here are the facts: 1) Bieber reached out and aligned himself with the most lawless, hateful, murderous, racist group of monsters America has ever produced 2) He turned a song by an African American man who MADE HIM into a song about killing African Americans 3) He giggled while he did it and 4) His apology is about how hard

116 days ago
39.

rob    

He isn't a racist as long as Usher can make money off of him.

116 days ago
40.

powerfulStuff    

Wonder why people were ao quick to slam sterling but biebs get a pass? Why?

116 days ago
41.

speakMYbrain    

an example to the millions of kids that follow him to not make the same mistakes.....like smoking weed and drinking cough syrup?????

116 days ago
42.

tgrfan42069    

find it funny..justin actually dropped n bombs and talked about killing them..yet he is considered no racist..yet sterling never dropped a n bomb or said he wanted to kill them yet he loses his team and gets banned from the nba..

116 days ago
43.

tooshy20    

You aren't fooling anybody Usher!! It's the money and you need it!

116 days ago
44.

S    

I dont think he is a racist either, I just think he is a punk ass douche wanna bee ***** wimp

116 days ago
45.

Yomama     

What's with all these stupid hats? Leave the Jews alone.

116 days ago
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