Usher Defends Justin Bieber Saying: “He Is Not A Racist”

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As Justin’s friend and mentor, it has to be difficult for Usher to watch Justin Bieber continue to get in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Usher, who signed Justin to his label when he was 13, posted a throwback picture of him and a young Bieber on Instagram and then had this to say about the racist comments Justin made.

At my core, I am a person that supports growth and understands without judgment, 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 naïve child who did not understand the negative power and degradation that comes from playing with racial slurs.

The statement continues, “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.”

That sums it up…. I have to believe that Justin is eventually going to simmer down.  His career is at risk and I don’t think he wants to lose all that he worked so hard to achieve.  What do you guys think?

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