Motown legend Smokey Robinson has spoken out about his career and says Justin Bieber is ‘on the wrong track’
"He does have genuine musical talent, but I feel very bad for him 'cause he's on the wrong track," Robinson said.
"And I'd like to have a one-on-one conversation with him. I met him in the beginning and he was a nice kid.
"I just think he's running with the wrong people now, and being influenced by the wrong things."
"When he was a little boy he had to be a man, and he sang like he was a man, and he acted on stage like he was a man," he said.
"Other than that he was a kid, he was playing around. But when it came down to anything entertainment-wise - in the studio, on stage - he was a man. He was 30. He was incredible!
"And then when he got to be 30, he was a little boy. Because he'd missed out on that. So he took advantage of the fact that he could afford to be a little boy - and he was."
Listen to Smokey Robinson’s duet version of ‘You Really Got a Hold on Me’ with Steven Tyler below: