Usher Talks About Justin Bieber’s Recent Troubles: “I Hate Some of the Things I Hear”

Usher graced the cover of the latest issue of Nylon Guys. He spoke with the magazine about his career, his life and Justin Bieber. After all, he has been Bieber’s friend/mentor since the very beginning.

The 35-year-old singer told the magazine that he’s given Bieber every bit of advice he knows.

“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. 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.”

He then explained to the magazine how he hates some of the stuff he’s been hearing…


“Am I in it with him? Yeah. It’s unfortunate. I hate some of the things I hear. Is it all true? I don’t know.”

It’s unclear if this interview went down before or after the racist videos were released. Either way, it’s easy to see Usher is disappointed in Bieber. The same way a father might be disappointed in their kid. You might not like the decisions they are making, but that doesn’t mean you just give up on them.

“I will tell you this: Success comes with a price. Every person that has grown up, grows through something. It ain’t just perfect from the beginning.”

That’s nice and all, but Bieber has been going through this douchebag stage for years now. At what point do we just accept the fact that he’s a terrible person?