Usher Says He’s Still Got Justin Bieber’s Back
Usher, the singer who signed Justin Bieber and helped him progress from tween Canadian YouTube favorite to international pop star, is still standing behind his protégé — even after videos of him making racist jokes from 2009 and 2008 surfaced. The Voice coach took to Instagram Saturday to stick up for the beleaguered Bieber: “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.”
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