Usher Defends Bieber
Usher is speaking out on the Justin Bieber racist video incidents. The singer, who helped craft JB into a superstar, supports him and knows he’s not racist. Usher posted a picture of himself and young Bieber along with a caption explaining that at the time of the videos, he was a kid who didn’t know the power of his words.
“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,” Usher wrote over the weekend. “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 also added that this could and should make an example out of Bieber. “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.”Share: