If any pop star knows what it’s like to face the white-hot spotlight of fame, it’s Britney. She reportedly gave Justin Bieber advice on how to handle super stardom when things begin to implode off the stage.

“Justin’s team asked her to talk some sense into him,” a source told British newspaper The Sun.

She cautioned him to stay focused because fame can put even the strongest willed off track.

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

Though sound advice, it’s apparently untrue. Gossip Cop checked in with a rep for Britney, who said, “This is a fabricated story — absolutely no truth to it.”

Well, maybe she should!