Justin Bieber has attempted to quash rumours that he’s racist after two videos surfaced of the "Boyfriend" singer using racial slurs as a teenager.
Last week Justin was baptized in a friend’s tub by Hillsong New York City pastor, Carl Lentz, after what is reported to be a month of “intense bible study.”
The 20-year-old "Baby" singer said in an official statement to the Associated Press, “I take all my friendships with people of all cultures very seriously and I apologize for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable behaviour.”
Young Money Entertainment president Mack Maine has come to the defence of the young singer in the wake of controversy, reportedly saying, “Bieber does not have a slave mentality. He treats his people with respect.”
And even Justin’s earliest supporter, mentor Usher Raymond, is singing the pop crooner’s praises.
“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 on his Instagram account.