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#ICYMI Justin Bieber’s Racist Joke, What Happened?

Justin Bieber And Former Bodyguard Kenny Hamilton

These days there always seems to be some story to catch our readers up on some drama from the weekend that happened in the music world. And with that said it is no surprise that we are talking about something Justin Bieber said yet again. This time one of JB’s comments from years ago came back to haunt him when TMZ obtained a video of JB making a racist joke. Bieber was caught on video telling a joke and using the “N”word as part of the punch line. According to The Sun, the video was from 2011 when Justin was filming his “Never Say Never” documentary. TMZ later published the video of the joke, which had gotten people talking this past Sunday. After the video was seen by thousands of people many black friends and associates of Justins have come to is defense saying that he definitely not a racist. He has since issued the following apology below

“As a young man, I didn’t understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt. I thought it was ok to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but didn’t realize at the time that it wasn’t funny and that in fact my actions were continuing the ignorance,” he continued. “Thanks to friends and family I learned from my mistakes and grew up and apologized for those wrongs. Now that these mistakes from the past have become public I need to apologize again to all those I have offended. I’m very sorry.”

“I take my friendships with people of all cultures very seriously and I apologize for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable mistake. I was a kid then and I am a man now who knows my responsibility to the world and to not make that mistake again. Ignorance has no place in our society and I hope the sharing of my faults can prevent others from making the same mistake in the future.  I thought long and hard about what I wanted to say but telling the truth is always what’s right. Five years ago I made a reckless and immature mistake and i’m grateful to those close to me who helped me learn those lessons as a young man. Once again….I’m sorry.”

TMZ followed this report with an interview with Justin’s friend, Souja Boy who came to his defense, you can see that video below as well. Others who have defended JB included  Floyd Meaweather and his former bodyguard, Kenny Hamilton, who was made famous thanks to the success of the film, Justin Bieber Never Say Never. Kenny took to twitter to defend his former employer.

“We all make jokes about people’s size, look, or race. That doesn’t mean it’s right but comedians make millions of dollars profiting off these jokes.”

Kenny then added “If someone is racist or prejudice you would know from a persons actions. Not because of a joke a 15 year old says. Yes he said some bad jokes and I know if he could he would take back what was said.”

Since we at Clizbeats were lucky enough to interview Justin at length before his rise to fame, we know what many of his fans do as well. Justin first started off singing on YouTube with songs originally performed by Chris Brown, Ne-Yo and Usher. All of these artists as most of you know are black. Justin was later given the opportunity to become an artist on Island Records thanks to being noticed by Usher and his old mentor, Antonio “LA” Reid, two very successful black men in the music business. Also with the exception of maybe a couple a few collaborations, nearly everyone Justin has collaborated with has been black. It is incredibly obvious that he has looked up to many of these people, and respected their craft both before and after becoming a famous artist. We know in our hearts that he is indeed not a racist person. However, as we all have learned over time, JB has not always made the best choices in his life as a young adult. It is safe to say that his recent alleged drug use, and behavior have changed his status as a role model to many who may have once looked up to him. It is unfortunate that the headlines have now indicated that Justin doesn’t really do the best job about thinking about what he says and does to everyone around him However with that said, we remain Beliebers and hope that Justin’s struggles in the lime light will eventually teach him to be a better man. Anyone reading this post can search his name in our site and see how much he supported him since before “One Time”’s video was released. Justin we continue to wish you the best, and hope you will soon show the world that you will learn to be the better man you hope to be.

Justin Bieber’s Racist Joke 

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TMZ.com

Soulja Boy Defends Justin Bieber 

TMZ

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