Nick Cannon has responded to the Justin Bieber tapes that were recently released, which featured the singer using the n-word several times.

“He a thug in all kind of wrong ways,” Nick Cannon says of Bieber in an interview with BET’s 106 & Park.

Cannon elaborates on this, explaining his stance on the singer’s tapes.

“We know Justin,” he says to the show’s host Bow Wow. “He don’t mean no harm. He was a little kid when all that went down. But you know what? Now, you gotta own up to it.” 

Two videos have been recently unearthed featuring Justin Bieber using the n-word as a 14 and 15-year-old. Several people had reportedly tried to use the videos in order to extort the singer, but Bieber reportedly wants the videos to be shown and TMZ says he wants to be accountable for the racist remarks.

Bieber recently released a statement apologizing for at least one of the tapes.

To view the first clip that was released featuring Bieber’s racist comments, click here. To view the second video, which features Bieber’s racist song, click here

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