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R&B singer Usher has a sense of what his protege Justin Bieber is going through.
MTV reports that Usher is giving his full support to Bieber after the teen was hit with a paternity lawsuit. Ever since Bieber released his My World EP in 2009, he's been under much scrutiny by the media and fans alike. Though the paternity suit has been dropped, it hasn't taken the attention away from Bieber.
"Stay strong. And know that all of this comes with the territory," Usher advised him in an interview with MTV.
Despite the drama surrounding Bieber's paternity test, Usher said he's proud of Bieber's charitable work.
"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," he said.
According to Us Magazine, Bieber took the paternity test on Friday even though Mariah Yeater, his accuser, dropped the suit against him.
"He's ready to take a paternity test, at any moment. We have one scheduled for tomorrow," Bieber's manager Scooter Braun said on Thursday.
Bieber said he didn't mind taking the test and wanted to make a point about not letting anybody take advantage of him.
"We don't want it to seem like its okay for everyone to say, like, 'I had Justin's baby or having his baby,'" he said.
Bieber is currently dating actress and singer Selena Gomez, who's been dealing with rumors of a breakup between the two.