Usher Defends Justin Bieber: “He Is Unequivocally Not a Racist”
Usher is standing by Justin Bieber’s side.
The former Voice coach has been rushing to his mentee’s
defense ever since two videos from years ago were
released showing the Biebs making racist remarks.
Usher posted an Instagram pic this morning, showing him
posing with the young pop star and vented his feelings
about growing up in the spotlight.
“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,” he wrote.
“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 continued, “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.”
And during a recent interview with Nylon Guys, Usher
echoed his sentiments regarding the “Confident” crooner.
“I gave every bit of advice and always told him it was up to
him if he really wanted this. Now that he has it, as an
adult, it’s his to manage. Do I turn my head in shame
based off of what I see, what I know? Nah, I don’t because
it’s all part of life’s process,” he explained.