Floyd Mayweather Jr defends Justin Bieber over racist joke scandal

London: Floyd Mayweather Jr defended Justin Bieber for the racist `n` word joke that he had cracked as a young teen.

The 37-year-old boxing legend, who has been friends with the 20-year-old pop brat for years, reportedly said that everyone makes mistakes when they`re young and it`s just a part of growing up.

Mayweather, who admitted to feel proud of what the `Never Say Never` singer had accomplished as a musician and a business man, also shared a snap of him with Bieber on Instagram, writing that the singer had always been kind to him and his family.

Earlier, the scandalous video, which showed Bieber using the `n` word, had caused ripples, for which he had apologised.

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