By Nasibu Mahinya
The 23-year-old pop star posted on Instagram a black and yellow text graphic of the activist group’s logo along with an extensive caption. “I am a white Canadian and I will never know what it feels like to be an African American,” he wrote. “But what I do know is I am willing to stand up and use my voice to shine light on racism, because it's a real thing and it's more prevalent now than I have ever seen in my lifetime.. we are all Gods children and we are ALL EQUAL.”
Bieber’s post comes just a week-and-a-half after he introduced a prayer on the Hand-in-Hand telethon, which raised $55 million for hurricane survivors. It was the “Sorry” singer’s first public appearance since cancelling his Purpose tour in July. He apologized for the move in a note to his fans, writing, “Me taking this time right now is me saying I want to be SUSTAINABLE.”
Manager Scooter Braun defended Bieber’s decision saying, “I think he'll decide to tell people when he's ready of what exactly happened. But I think he was making a decision, like he said, to protect himself.”
So Why is Justin Bieber, a white Canadian in support of ‘Black Lives Matter’ a black American movement?
First, lets just say Justin Bieber is good hearted. He does not want to see anybody being discriminated cause of their skin color. All people are equal as he says.
Second, Justin Bieber being born in Canada, they never see a lot of racism and maybe where Justin Bieber was born, a city called London they never saw racism at all. London city is just 200km from Detroit, an American city but Canada is just Canada, back in time, runaways slaves entered Canada so as to be free men. Clearly Canada does not have racism problems.
London, Ontario, CANADA
Retired American President Barrack Obama aka POTUS44 tweeted on 12th August quoting Nelson Mandela saying “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..." The tweet has gained more than 4 million likes and became the most liked tweet. Well, Justin Bieber was born in London city, Canada so he couldn’t have learnt to hate black skin, it wasn’t something that existed in his environment.
Third, Justin Bieber was welcomed to USA by the hip hop community. Justin Bieber was found on youtube in 2008 by who later became his manager, Scooter Braun and signed to RBMG (Raymond-Braun Music Group), a record label founded by Scooter Braun and Usher Raymond and later signed to Def Jam, a record label that is certified for putting in to spotlight hip hop artists such as Ludacris and Rick Ross to mention a few.
Scooter Braun (L), Justin Bieber (C) and Usher Raymond (R)
Justin Bieber (R) with Lil Wayne (C)
His first single in U.S. charts was ‘Baby’ which featured a guest verse from Ludacris. Justin Bieber hangs out and has collaborated with hip hop artists, rappers and R&B singers like Lil Wayne, Maejor Ali, Drake, Travi$ Scott, Tyga, Chance The Rapper, Chris Brown and Lil Twist, Future, R. Kelly, Juicy J, Nicki Minaj, Diddy, Rick Ross and Big Sean. These hip hop artists have opened doors for Justin Bieber in to the black community, so we think he is being grateful.
With Chance the Rapper
With Diddy (L) and Rock Ross (R)
with Nicki Minaj
Justin Bieber seemed to have fallen off friendship with Floyd Maywether after he predicted prior to the fight that Mayweather would not knock out McGregor. But we hope they can let that pass.
Justin Bieber (L) with Floyd Mayweather (R)