If there is one thing Britney Spears and Justin Bieber have in common, it's the negative publicity each star has received during the height of their fame, which occurred while both were teenagers. While the Biebs' mom, dad and manager have remained largely mum while his image takes a hit and while it seemed he was headed for a meltdown of the Spearsian sort, his team did ask Brit Brit to offer him a little insight into how to deal with fame and the media, since she's been there, done that.

"Justin's team asked her to talk some sense into him,” a source told The Sun (quote via The Telegraph).

During their chat, Brit reportedly warned the Biebs about losing perspective when partying too hard. Brit suffered an epic meltdown in the public eye, so she knows what it's like and how to recover from it.

"Britney warned him of the slippery slope that can easily lead to rehab -- or even death – among young pop stars," the insider said.

It sounds like Brit Brit told the Biebs to slow his roll, take stock of his behavior and to never lose sight of what's truly important in this crazy fame game. Let's hope he heeds her advice.