Despite the fallout Donald Sterling received when audio leaked of him making racist comments, Justin Bieber is getting a pass for leaked videos of him dropping in the “N” bomb… at least, from the hip-hop community.
According to TMZ.com, the YMCMB crew (Lil Wayne, Birdman, Cash Money and Young Money) says they stand behind the young pop star, explaining that in all their interaction with him, there’s never been a hint of racism.
Young Money president Mack Maine said that the majority of Justin’s crew is black, and “Bieber does not have a slave mentality. He treats his people with respect.” Furthermore, he says Bieber has “legitimately adopted the culture of the hip hop, African American culture.”
Maine also adds that Bieber’s age, at the time he recorded the song, is highly relevant. “I remember telling a white man, Chinese man, Black man joke as a kid that was terrible and I told it to my friends because I thought they’d think it was funny.”
So, moving forward, the entire YMCMB camp plans to continue working with Justin.