Leif Garrett Warns Justin Bieber of 'Chicken Hawks'

By: Brandon Voss

Long before Justin Bieber started stripping every chance he got, Leif Garrett was doing the same thing as the biggest teen idol of the '70s.

Now 51, his public battles with drug addiction behind him, Leif recently chatted with FoxNews.com — don't ask — and offered sage advice for the Biebs: "Do not believe your own publicity," he warns. "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."

Chicken hawks?! We can only guess that the interviewer wasn't familiar with the somewhat outdated term for predatory twink lovers, because we definitely would've followed up on that nugget.

As for other similarities between Justin and himself, Leif continues, "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."

Read the full interview, in which Leif also chats about Cory Monteith and Nicolette Sheridan, here.