On the baby-daddy drama, Usher had words for Justin: “Stay strong. And know that all of this comes with the territory.”
Aside from the drama, Usher is especially proud of Bieber’s charitable side. Usher said he “absolutely” knew the kid from Stratford, Ontario, had a big heart from the start.
“To write a check is only half of it, but when you truly take on a responsibility to be a philanthropist, you accept an effort, and I really think that Pencils of Promise is something that has a very bright future,” Usher told MTV News at an event for the charity, noting that Bieber is a only a small part of it.
Usher gives credit to the folks surrounding the biebs, including manager Scooter Braun. “Just judging from the determination and the will power of the entire team around Justin, I see a very, very promising [future] for him as a philanthropist,” Usher said.
Watch Usher interview.