Usher is finally speaking out about his protege Justin Bieber’s use of the n-word.
The singer took to Instagram Saturday morning, posting a picture of he and the Canadian singer with this revealing caption:
“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.”
Lil Wayne, Floyd Mayweather and Souljah Boy have also publicly supported Justin. Earlier this month, a videotaped surfaced showing the singer using racially offensive language. Check it out our report below.