Justin Timberlake has issued a stark warning to Justin Bieber to seriously consider his future in the entertainment industry, urging the teenage pop star to come up with a "plan" to keep his career intact.
The former 'NSYNC singer started out as a child performer on a Disney TV show before finding fame with the boyband and later launching himself as a solo artist and actor.
Timberlake knows many youngsters fail in their attempts to make the transition from child star to adult performer, and he hopes Bieber's mentor Usher will help him through.
He tells Playboy magazine, "He's obviously a talented kid. I just hope he has a good support system, because… it's awkward growing up in front of the public. (Usher) will teach him that you can't just ride this out. You need to have somewhere to go. You need to have a plan, and somebody like Justin Bieber should be thinking about that right now. Otherwise, before you know it, there's going to be some kid who's younger than you (taking your place)."
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