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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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91.

TONYA    

IF HE GETS A PASS... DONALD STERLING GETS A PASS!!!!

140 days ago
92.

fun1345    

Tmz you slant the story the way you want,you list all the people backing Justin and none that don't ,shame on you.people need to say what they mean as long as you are not calling someone ****** it's a word,stop saying the n word ,Justin said ****** say it.it only gets serious when you refer to someone as a ******

140 days ago
93.

g1anthead    

LOL No, he did understand the negative power that comes from those racial slurs or else he wouldn't be recording himself saying all those things with that stupid smile on his face like they were funny.

140 days ago
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Crabby    

he isnt a racist he is a stupid useless ugly khunt

140 days ago
95.

Astrogenotype    

Usher learned two things from Michael Jackson: how to be a good entertainer and despite how enormous it may be, he learned why not to get a nose job

140 days ago
96.

justmyopinion    

Usher as a father you should know better than to defend that brat. And your own mother did not raise you to say words like what bieber said. What a shame!!

140 days ago
97.

HumanNature    

WE'RE ALL "RACIST" TOWARD EACH OTHERS!!!!!


BIEBER A DUMB "JACKASS" RACIST


AS A CONSUMER, I HAVE THE "POWER" OVER OTHERS!!!!!

140 days ago
98.

magggnus    

Bad choices? He made a joke not join kkk, don't get me wrong I hate bieber with all my heart

140 days ago
99.

zombie    

Are dumb hats now the fashion?

140 days ago
100.

Time    

Should we take his s$@& too!!! ;)

140 days ago
101.

kitnplayn    

Well, not now that he has a black entertainment mentor.

140 days ago
102.

alex    

The beib is just another trashy lil brat without a coherent or intelligent thought in his head. Dude is a tool.

140 days ago
103.

fifithepoodle    

Puleeeeeeze

140 days ago
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Mr Bob Dobalina    

If I learned anything from TMZ is that if u say the N Word ur a racist..... that is that.....

140 days ago
105.

jjbythesea    

He may not be a racist....there are so many undeniable things he is as an ADULT..NO EXCUSES. Irrelevant is the first thing that comes to mind.

140 days ago
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