If you haven’t gotten your hands on the latest Rolling Stone yet, the one featuring this photo of a dressed-up, conservative Miley Cyrus on the cover (JK!), it's definitely worth a read. The issue is crammed with quotes from the "Wrecking Ball" singer on a bevy of topics.
One of which includes another child star gone wild, Justin Bieber.
Miley, who’s no stranger to attracting criticism from generations younger and older, has a theory behind why Bieber, like herself, is acting out lately.
Here’s what she said: “[I hang out with Justin] a little bit, but not really. I’m not much older than him, so I never want it to feel like I’m mentoring him. But I do mentor him in a way…I just don’t want to see him f*ck [his career] up, to where people think he’s Vanilla Ice. I tell him that. Like, ‘You don’t want to become a joke. When you go out, don’t start sh*t [get into fights]. Don’t come in shirtless.’ But the thing is, I think boys are, like, seven years behind [girls]. So in his head, he’s really, like, 12.”
Miley is just looking out for Bieber’s best interests and telling it to him straight. In his defense, she added, “He’s trying really hard. People don’t take him seriously, but he really can play the drums, he really can play guitar, he really can sing.”