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Floyd Mayweather

Stop Questioning Bieber Friendship

... 'It's Racial Profiling'

7/16/2014 4:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

071614_floyd_mayweather_wgci_launch_v2 Floyd Mayweather says people who are shocked by his friendship with Justin Bieber are simply "racial profiling" ... and need to stop making assumptions about him because he's black. 

Mayweather was in Chicago promoting his upcoming rematch with Marcos Maidana when a reporter dared to ask if Bieber and Johnny Manziel were really his friends ... or marketing partners. 

Money artfully negotiated the Manziel question ... but when asked what about his "odd" bromance with the Biebs, Mayweather threw the race card like a it was a left hook.

Check out the clip and then decide -- is Mayweather telling the truth ... or is the reporter on to something?

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Miamivic    

It's actually age profiling Merryweather you race merchant. You have no business being around a 20 year old boy.

64 days ago
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Miamivic    

Which is why you have the reply you did you did.

64 days ago
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Bridget    

It has nothing to do with race. Floyd is a grown man, who is constantly hanging out with a guy who looks like a twelve year old little boy. It's creepy. Beibers voice change yet Floyd?

64 days ago
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Miamivic    

He sounds just like Jada Smith when she was asked about Willow being in bed with a man.

64 days ago
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FREEDOM    

BIEBER IS A CELEBRITY OF HUGE MAGNITUDE. I BELIEVE MANY PEEPS ARE USING HIM TO MARKET THEMSELVES. FLOYD IS USEING BIEBS.

64 days ago
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FREEDOM    

RACIAL PROFILING MY A.S.S!!!

64 days ago
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ViralSexy.com    

You can't do that, you can make a friendship with any nationality or race. But then again reporter just want a different reaction.

64 days ago
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Miamivic    

Race Merchants) are people that use race to deflect or to avoid having to answer questions that bother them. It's also practiced by Sharpton, Jackson et al.

64 days ago
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FREEDOM    

BIEBER NEEDS TO HANG WITH PEEPS THAT ARE NOT GOING TO BRING HIS A.S.S DOWN.

64 days ago
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FREEDOM    

THAT REPORTER LOOKS SHOCKED. HIS ANSWER WAS HIDEOUS....

64 days ago
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Miamivic    

I can understand if he was hanging with a 20 year old girl but that's not what he's doing here. I blame Justin he's the one who went in the ring.

64 days ago
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I BeLIEve..........Bieber Is Gay    

That's it Floyd,stick up for your man,Er...Boy...Er...Boyfriend.

64 days ago
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jeniperwinnie    

Oh shut up. You look like a joke with beebs in the ring with you. It'd be like Mike Tyson having one of the Backstreet Boys in the ring with him after a win. That reporter was only asking what everyone's been thinking wtf.

64 days ago
14.

ka    

I mean hanging with Mayweather is Beiber's idea to gain more street cred from his monumental social failure. Mayweather is trying to protect Douche Beib, you can't blame Mayweather for hanging with an adult of any age when they're both public figures. They run into each all the time i'm sure, one young singer celebrity, invites an older black world champion celebrity. It's weird but in this case they both are sorta rebels in the struggle against the media. Plus beib's do it for the attention, like an attention whore he is. A 50 y/o woman would come back and hang with the Beibs, so is it bad for a 35 y/o man to do it?

64 days ago
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OK    

Good not that many comments. Maybe we won't have to hear about these idiots anymore.

64 days ago
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