Miley Cyrus has apparently revealed she advised pal Justin Bieber to "to take a bit of time out" following his recent controversies.
The former Hannah Montana star, who has grown up in the spotlight in the same way as the Canadian singer, reportedly told Justin that lying low for a while would mean people start focusing on his music again, rather than his personal life.
Miley, 20, told the Sunday People: "I told Justin to take a bit of time out and people aren't so obsessed with you and nit-pick. When you're not around, all they want is your music. They want to see what the next thing is. But when your music is out they just want to talk s*** about you.
"When you're a worldwide star, everyone sees everything. Lots of people make a video and put it on Instagram, some people might think it's funny but because it's Justin Bieber, it's like really bad."
Miley said she has advised Justin, 19, to keep quiet if he wants to avoid the limelight.
She said: "I always tell him just to be cool and not talk about it because when you talk it fuels the fire. He's still stupid though. But everyone does dumb stuff when they are messed up."