Chris Brown tried to act like a ''big brother'' to Justin Bieber when they worked together.
Teen heartthrob Justin appears on the 'I Can Transform Ya' hitmaker's new track 'Next to You', and the elder star said he tried to give him guidance he would have appreciated when he was younger.
Chris, 21, said: "He reminds me a lot of me when I was younger. I kind of try and be the big brother and make him go the right way and have a great time."
Chris has faced a steep learning curve over the last two years, since he was convicted of assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, and has previously told how only a few people stuck with him throughout such a difficult time.
He said: "A handful of people stuck by me. But when most people see certain things happen to somebody, they usually turn away. They don't want to get involved with it because they don't want their name attached to anything negative."
Chris was sentenced to five years probation and six months of community service for the assault, but feels people have finally forgiven him for his actions, with a number of stars asking to appear on his new record 'F.A.M.E.'
He added: "They wanna get on the record. They wanna let me back in the door. The last two years, everybody dissed me. But my fans were so dedicated. The way I look at it is, you can't walk around mad, because then you just prove everybody right that you're an angry person."
'F.A.M.E.' is out now.