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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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46.

Deb    

All I keep asking myself is WHY did you do this to us USHer ! Justin B in an arrogant punk ass moron.

117 days ago
47.

zombie    

As if Usher would admit the idiot was racist when he was the one responsible for unleashing this twink on the world.

117 days ago
48.

jonathanlengson    

We know The Biebs is not racist!! He a little DI

117 days ago
49.

kingkkong234    

Haven't black people learned from the likes of Elvis and others.....smh

117 days ago
50.

YouMakeMeFeelGood    

They all forgive him but not that sterling guy...I didn't listen to the blackmail audio, did he use the N word like bieber did?

117 days ago
51.

Chgome    

It's a free Country, we can say anything we want. Can't have it both ways, one group can say words but another can't. I don't like any negative words but it is a free Country.

117 days ago
52.

kewljewl    

What's the difference between beiber and sterling? 80 yrs...ageism exsists

117 days ago
53.

Tom     

I'm sick of people playing the "youth card" He was old enough to know right and wrong. He thought it was funny to joke about blacks, he simply thinks their below him.

117 days ago
54.

kewljewl    

This kid can say anything he wants...news need to die, girls deserve to get raped, pedophiles should be worshipped...he can say whatever he wants...this brat will never go away as long as he has money and fame and tween brats continue to worship him. Its sad but we need to accept it.

117 days ago
55.

hmm    

If a black person was singing "one less lonely ******" or told a black joke of "why are black people afraid of chainsaws" it would be ok. It's like a black person can say ****** or ***** but it's fine. I just don't get it. Whether bieber was in the wrong for what he said, he's not a racist. Say he knew better all u want, u can't deny that the kid is not a racist, just stupid

117 days ago
56.

Holy moly    

If people are gonna let justin slide on this one, the everyone should of let Paula dean slide on what she said. No one should be allowed to use this word, not before slavery and not now. It's just not right!

117 days ago
57.

truthtalks    

STFU usher! He's a lil bitch!

117 days ago
58.

jayndeb    

WELL SAID USHER

117 days ago
59.

rob    

in Usher's world bieber's not a racist as long as he can make money off of him

117 days ago
60.

Black Adam    

Whats with the Undertaker Hat?

117 days ago
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