50 Cent Defends Justin Bieber, Says ‘I Don’t Think He’s Racist’

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Camille Augustin / June 6, 2014

​First YMCMB stood up for 20-year-old Justin Bieber, urging fans to be mindful that he was still a kid in those offensive videos that surfaced these past two weeks. Now 50 Cent is the ​latest rapper to defend the troubled singer, Daily Mail reports.

“I don’t think he’s racist,’ he told UK paper The Sun. “I don’t think he even knows who he is at this point – he’s so young. When you see people become huge stars real early, it’s tough for them.”

Fif also hinted at the fact that Beiber grew up in the spotlight, making things more difficult for him.

“You have to grow up with all these expectations. I think Justin’s still a baby and he’s lost.”

A source has also informed Daily Mail that Biebs hasn’t been doing too well since these videos have hit the ‘Net.

​”​Justin’s been in tears,”​ the source said​. “​But he knows he needs to take responsibility for his actions, he’s confronting his past and he’s hanging out with his real friends and his parents.”​

​In the latest video, a 14-year-old Bieber can be seen remixing his own song, “One Less Lonely Girl,” into “One Less Lonely N—a.” Before that video hit the internet waves, TMZ released footage of him, this time at the tender age of 15, making an offensive joke about black people.​

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