Lupe Fiasco Compares Justin Bieber To Donald Sterling

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By: Adelle Platon / June 6, 2014

​Since videos of Justin Bieber cracking a racist joke and singing an offensive tune have hit the Internets, some have stuck by him but rapper Lupe Fiasco ain’t having it.

​“Justin Bieber said it [so] it’s cool, and people are already coming to his defense,” ​he recently told MTV News. “It’s an absurd thing — you get somebody who we ‘like’ who says it, and says it even more ‘racist-ier’ and we don’t bat an eyelash at it.”

​The 32-year-old MC went on to compare Bieber’s backlash to that of Donald Sterling, the former Los Angeles Clippers owner who was banned for life from the NBA after recordings of him saying racist remarks were leaked. Fiasco said Sterling’s treatment was way worse even though he did not use the N-word.

“I don’t think anybody should be allowed to profit off racism,” he continued. “Donald Sterling made a billion dollars [when] he sold the team, and there was such an uproar about somebody who didn’t use the N-word at all, but then you have somebody who made a very racist joke about it — I wonder if Justin Bieber’s gonna get the same treatment as Donald Sterling?”​

He then answered his own question with “I don’t think he will.”​