Justin Bieber ‘Hangs With Too Many Black People,’ Says Chris Brown

Is Justin Bieber on the outs with the "mainstream" because he has been "hanging out with too many Black people"?

According to Chris Brown, the teen that was once adored by thousands of girls (and their parents) for his friendly music and seeming squeaky clean image is now struggling because of "unconscious racism."

"Justin’s not a bad kid, I’ve been around him. But if he hangs with too many Black people, “oh he’s hanging with the ni**as, so we’re going to let you go.” That’s strictly what it is. It’s unconscious racism. C’mon, y’all know this s**t is bulls**t. So like at the end of the day, people f**k with people and Justin does great music. He’s still pop, but he hangs with the Black people," Brown told JET magazine in previously unreleased quotes from a September 2013 interview.

As seen over the last year, Justin Bieber has transitioned from seeming squeaky clean teen to a "troubled" artist that scuffles with press, urinates in buckets at restaurants and battles with his neighbors. According to Chris Brown, people are now canceling him out because they can't or simply don't want to understand who Bieber is.

"I can identify with what he’s going through. People don’t understand certain people, so if they don’t understand you, they automatically hate you. They cancel you out," Brown told JET. "I’m speaking out now because I really don’t care anymore."