The 21-year-old "Adore You" singer stopped by NBC's The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Thursday, Jan. 30, to promote her upcoming Bangerz tour. While there, she offered some words of wisdom for her 19-year-old pop peer, who is hanging with family in light of his recent scandals.
"You've got a lot of money. Pay people to make sure you don't get in trouble and party at your house," Cyrus advised Bieber. "Buy a house, and add a club to it."
Asked if there's anything she regrets from her own teens years, Cyrus replied, "It's funny because today, I was looking at—my fans put all these people's mug shots up, and they were like, 'I don't see a Miley mug shot yet!' I get the most flak of anybody. I'm not doing anything illegal! I'm doing a lot of s--t but I'm not doing anything illegal! So that's all right. Everything I do is legal in California."
Earlier that day, Bieber—who was under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and Xanax at the time of his Jan. 23 arrest—pleaded not guilty to DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license.
Cyrus has come to Bieber's defense before, telling Rolling Stone in August 2013, "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. Because I've been doing this s--t for a long time, and I already transitioned, and I don't think he's quite done it yet."
The "Wrecking Ball" singer said Bieber appeared to be "trying really hard" to change his image. "People don't take him seriously, but he really can play the drums, he really can play guitar, he really can sing," Cyrus said. "I just don't want to see him f--k 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--t. 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."
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