Usher Weighs In On Justin Bieber: ‘I Hate Some Of The Things I Hear’

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Not one, but TWO videos of Justin Bieber using the N-word leaked this week, and his mentor Usher is not too happy about it. In his cover story for the latest issue of Nylon Guys, the R&B star opened up about the 20-year-old’s shaky year — which also included arrests for assault and DUI, and accusations of vandalism and attempted robbery.

“It’s unfortunate,” Usher said of The Biebs’ laundry list of SMH moments. “I hate some of the things I hear. Is it all true? I don’t know. But I will tell you this: Success comes with a price. Every person that has grown up, grows up with something. It ain’t just perfect from the beginning.”

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“The Voice” coach, who also started off as a child star, went on to say that he know’s what it’s like to grow up in the spotlight. “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,” he told the magazine. “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. Am I in it with him? Yeah.”

“Artistic development made me who I am,” he added. “Somebody took the time to help me find what it is that works for me as an entertainer and who I am as a music maker.”

Bieber apologized for his second racist offense in a statement to E! News.”Facing my mistakes from years ago has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever dealt with,” he said in a statement released to E! News. “But I feel now that I need to take responsibility for those mistakes and not let them linger.”

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He also tried to “take us to church” and shared this Instagram post below.

In lighter news, check out these sexy pictures of Mr. Raymond from his Nylon spread!

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