Leif Garrett claims he knows what Justin Bieber is going through because he has been there, done that and has advised young Justin to be careful who you choose as friends according to the Monday, August 19 reports from the Inquisitr.
Truth be told Leif Garrett has been through everything that the teen idol Justin Bieber has been through and more, he only hopes that he can offer some advice that may help Justin make some decisions so he doesn't end up down the same path the Garrett did.
Leif Garret was every teenage girl's dream in the 70s, just as Justin Bieber is now, it really doesn't matter what decade it is there is always someone who came before you that lead the way.
Leif claims that it is too easy to let all the power you have go to your head when you are that young, and that you are not as invincible as you may feel.
“Do not believe your own publicity. Sussing out who your real friends are is full-time work. Every scum bag, every drug dealer, every chicken hawk wants a piece of you," Garrett reveals.
As big a teen idol as Leif Garrett was in the 70s, he admits that he fell victim to drug addition.
“When you’ve got that sort of power at that young age, and everything at your doorstep, you put out that bad boy image. At that age, testosterone, hormones, all of the money, you see what else you can get away with, said Leif Garrett.
Leif also states that when you are a pop star most are lucky to last five years, claiming that he feels if Justin Bieber wants to look past that five-year time frame he needs to work oh his craft and explore new genres.
Garrett admitted that one of the reasons his career faded so quickly was that he lost all control over his music.
“The hardest thing was the music I was doing. I had no control of the music. They wanted me to continue doing teen idol stuff. I’m really into music and a new wave was happening."
Leif Garrett is best known for his pop hits such as "Run Around Sue," and "I Was Made For Dancing."
Do you think Justin Bieber could take something from Leif Garrett's advice, or do you believe Justin Bieber believes his shinning star will continue to burn throughout the next few decades?
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