Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Soulja Boy are not going to allow some bad press to ruin Justin Bieber‘s career and have decided to rally behind him. #GoodFriends

Money Mayweather knocked out any assumptions or speculation of J. Biebs being racist.

“Justin has been nothing but kind to me, my daughters and sons over the years. We all make mistakes when we are young, it’s part of growing up. I am proud of what he’s doing as a 20 year old musician and business man. #TMT,” Mayweather captioned to a photo of himself and Bieber on Instagram June 1. (Floyd Mayweather’s Instagram)

Soulja Boy has also smashed any chance of Justin having racist thoughts.

Soulja Boy is the latest BFOJB (Black Friend of Justin Bieber) to come to the singer’s defense in the wake of his racist joke scandal … saying JB should be forgiven for his transgression. As TMZ first reported, noted BFOJB Floyd Mayweather was first to defend Bieber over the weekend … saying, “We all make mistakes when we are young, it’s part of growing up.” Now Soulja tells TMZ he doesn’t feel Bieber should be held accountable for something he said when he was 15. Soulja says Justin is still his boy and people should not think Justin is racist … because he isn’t. (TMZ)

In a public statement, J. Biebs blamed ignorance and his youth for making the now-infamous racist comments yesterday (June 1).

“As a kid, I didn’t understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt. I thought it was ok to repeat hurtful words and jokse, but didn’t realize at the time that it wasn’t funny and that in fact my actions were continuing the ignorance. Thanks to friends and family I learned from my mistakes and grew up and apologized for those wrongs. Now that these mistakes from the past have become public I need to apologize again to all those I have offended. I’m very sorry. I take my friendships with people of all cultures very seriously and I apologize for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable mistake.” (Justin Bieber’s Twitter)

Buzz behind the controversial footage hit the Internet Sunday (June 1).

Troubled pop singer Justin Bieber is now facing new problems after a video has emerged of him telling a racist joke that included him dropping the N-word five times. The Sun newspaper in England released the disturbing video of the racist joke that features a smirking Bieber asking: “Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?” He then delivered the insensitive punch line: “Run n—–, n—–, n—–, n—–, n—–.” (NY Daily News)