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Usher issues a second statement regarding Justin Bieber

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Just a few days after addressing the racial controversy surrounding his protégé Justin Bieber, R&B singer Usher has made another public statement regarding the videos that have emerged of the young star making racist jokes. Speaking to People magazine, Usher once again stated that he supports Bieber and believes that these videos, which are a few years old, do not represent who Justin is now.

“At my core, I am a person that supports growth and understands without judgement, that growth often comes as a result of pain and continuous effort,” Usher writes to the magazine. “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.”

Usher’s full interview has not been published by People, but in the released portion, he also emphasizes Bieber’s immaturity at the time of the recordings.

“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,” Usher says. “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.”


2 Comments

  1. lou on June 9, 2014 at 11:37 am

    biebers typical fan has always been white, he has never dated a black girl even? i can honestly say about the kardashian younger 2 girls they have dated black and white , so if anyone was gonna be believed after a racist remark will be the ones who showed racial equality, BIEBER HAS dated mexican and white girls. but black girls are also his fans and he is exposed to a lot of black beautiful females during his career and stay in atlanta and hanging around his little black podners so why not have a black girlfriend? not saying he has to choose black but its just dont seem possible to me . he is a racist some of the racist from the 1950s now want forgiveness from blacks duh!! he is no different once a racist always a racist i hope he fall flat on his face. iam sure white folks are singing glory on this, cause they dont like his choice of hanging around blacks and maybe they knew about his racisist personality before we did, it was shocking to see , now usher can say what he wants but , usher kids are small and not being influenced by bieber. a lot of teens are confused., we teach our kids to stay away from racist , and know the signs of a hidden racist , beiber happen to be the SNAKE IN THE GRASS
    I BET YOU HE START DATING A BLACK FEMALE TO GET OUT OF THIS BUT IT WANT WORK

  2. jamm on June 9, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    If he was immature back then, why record him and use him for profit. Obviously he wasn’t ready in any shape, form, or fashion. Now you want to say he’s different and an example for our youth…….I’m lost here. He’s still getting into trouble and obviously still not at the level of maturity to deal with his level of success. I don’t believe he’s racist at all. I sincerely hope he grows up though and I also hope that these money hungry adults would stop using kids for profit who aren’t ready for fame.