The Word: Miley Cyrus is mentoring Justin Bieber. Kinda.
Justin Bieber won’t be turning into Vanilla Ice if Miley Cyrus has anything to do with it.
The singer has been working with Bieber, helping him transition out of the teen pop star world into adulthood, but she’s not mentoring him. Except she is. “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,” she tells Rolling Stone. “Because I’ve been doing this s— for a long time — and I already transitioned — and I don’t think he’s quite done yet.”
And she’s apparently been giving him some tough love. “People don’t take him seriously,” she says. “I just don’t want to see him f— that 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 s—. Don’t come in shirtless.’ But the thing is, I think boys are, like, seven years behind. So in his head, he’s really, like 12.”