Usher Defends Justin Bieber Following Racist Remarks


Usher has finally made a statement in the wake of Justin Bieber’s leaked racist videos. The R&B superstar had remained quiet at first but he is finally speaking out in defense of his protégé.

He took to Instagram on Saturday to address the controversy and insist that Bieber is not a racist.

“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.”

The two videos, which leaked online this month, show Bieber when he was 15 years old making a racist joke and singing his hit “One Less Lonely Girl,” but replacing the word “girl” with the N-word.

Bieber has since apologized for the offensive jokes. “As a young man, I didn’t understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt,” he said in a statement. “I thought it was OK to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but didn’t realize at the time that it wasn’t funny and that in fact my actions were continuing the ignorance.”

1 Comment
  1. mreagan88 9 years ago

    Usher you are so dumb you just lost 40% of your fans lets see if you can go gold again lol

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