Usher had a politically correct response about Justin Bieber when Ellen asked about JB and his string of outbursts. 

"Keyword, you started with, 'young,' " Usher said when asked about Justin. "I think all of us, in some ways, have humble beginnings that pan out to be incredible and we hope that in his transition — as friends and family who have helped him be who he is — that he will continue to just mature."

Usher went on to tell Ellen that he's in constant contact with Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun and when he "can be of help," he reaches out to Justin directly. The singer also acknowledged that life in the spotlight these days is a lot different than what he had to deal with when he was starting out, and that makes it more difficult to make mistakes.

"In this days' age of social media, there's no privacy, and that kind of trial-and-elimination period is kind of done in front of a camera," Usher said. "It's been done and many, many other celebrities are a product of it and some come out bad and some come out good, and I'm hoping for the best."


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