Usher has come to Justin Bieber’s defense.

The embattled pop star’s mentor, who famously beat out Justin Timberlake to sign the then 13-year-old to his label, posted the statement below on Instagram on Saturday after more footage of a young Bieber telling racist jokes surfaced last week.

“At my core, I am a person that supports growth and understands without judgement, that growth often comes as a result of pain and continues effort. 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.

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.”


 What do you think? Should Justin be excused for his behavior as a younger teen or nah?

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10 thoughts on “Usher Speaks Out On Justin Bieber’s Racist Jokes

  1. queentopaz on said:

    Paula Deen lost everything for a comment made to her husband 20+ years ago after being robbed. Why is he given a free pass?

    • I said it. on said:

      Is it because she wasn’t making millions for others, was self-promoting, or that in the minds of the majority of AA’s it’s okay for people to be racist unless they make a certain amount of money? I wonder if he had amassed what they have, or had if the response would have been different.

  2. I said it. on said:

    Usher is looking at his bottom line, which is the amount of money he makes off of this dude. If he thought JB could write, sing, and make none off of a n—- song now, he would produce that. It’s no need to be upset. If you don’t like what they say and do, stop buying and supporting “them” and their artists.

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