Justin Bieber's manager says Rodney Tobias Cannon's claims are "completely false."
During the 2016 NBA Playoffs, Justin Bieber was involved in a street fight with Rodney Tobias Cannon outside of his Cleveland hotel, throwing a few punches during the throwdown. Just yesterday, it was reported that Bieber was being sued for using "racial epithets" during the brawl, which The Blast is writing is a use of the "n-word." While it is far too soon for any outcome to have been reached in the suit, Justin Bieber's team is making a statement on the issue, claiming that the most recent allegations of racist words being used in the fight are false.
Scooter Braun, longtime advisor and manager to Justin Bieber, issued his version of the truth on Twitter, noting that Cannon's story is untrue. Beginning by noting that his client has messed up frequently in recent years, Scooter wrote, "Justin Bieber has done a lot of stupid things in his past but what he has also done is apologize and own those mistakes. This most recent claim against him is completely false and a fabrication from a man who tried to push for money for the last several years. It is disgusting to me to see this man lie and try to bring race into a situation to scare us into a payment again. He never said these things before because they never happened. This is a smear tactic to get money and it’s gross."
Eventually, Bieber's legal situation will be sorted out in court and a verdict will be reached on what actually happened. Read Scooter's tweets below and judge for yourself.