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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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121.

🌚🌚    

Catchy tune, been singing it all day

136 days ago
122.

Andy    

Justin: "You wear the stupid hat and I'll wear the equally stupid sun glasses."

136 days ago
123.

201love67    

STOP USING THIS PUNKS AGE FOR AN EXCUSE!! JUST SO YOU CAN GIVE HIM A PASS! IF HE WAS OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW ABOUT THE KLAN, THEN HE WAS OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW IT WAS WRONG! JUST A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF PICK AND CHOOSE WHO YOU WANT TO SEE GO DOWN!! BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES!!

136 days ago
124.

justmyopinion    

Usher you are embarassing!

135 days ago
125.

Jim    

"posting a pic of he and Biebs " How about, "posting a pic of HIM and Biebs"? For crying out loud. Is grammar a thing of the past? If there was a pic of just Usher, would you say, "posting a pic of he"? Of course not. This is what passes as professional journalism these days. Pathetic.

135 days ago
126.

rotti    

Bieber is uneducated. What do you expect.

135 days ago
127.

Drizzz.    

That's right Usher, you fix up the odd headgear and step on some fading tailcoats. The real objective is; He has a single out that nobody gives a what about!?

135 days ago
128.

woodin    

give the kid a breaks......bad parenting

135 days ago
129.

Caitlin    

In other news, all of them still hate Paula Deen.

135 days ago
130.

Tim    

I think it's pretty clear he is not a racist and was just being an immature kid (He arguably still is) who told some very insensitive jokes due to ignorance.

Bottom line TMZ... Just DROP IT!

135 days ago
131.

christy    

Sad Paula Deen lost everything over something that happened over 30 yrs ago while she was held at gun point as described in deposition. Justin reason is a bad joke?? BS!

135 days ago
132.

BerbaGirl    

I'm wondering if this video was made before he sang and the White House and met the President, First Lady, and their daughters. How many of these bad choices are we going to have to forgive him for, them seem to be piling up.

135 days ago
133.

Kristinajp    

If we put videos in front of everyone every minute of the day like this kid (who I really do not like) we all would look like people we are not...I am so sick of seeing racism rants everyday. This kids 90% entourage are black people, no way is he racist.

135 days ago
134.

Toilethead    

I'll bet his little gay Canadian butthole is really sore right now.

135 days ago
135.

Kristinajp    

But I still don't like his punk attitude on everything else...he seems too entitled and we made him that way.

135 days ago
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