Mark Wahlberg has warned Justin Bieber not to "be so naughty."

The singer turned actor - who was jailed for assault as a teenager - warned the 'Beauty and a Beat' hitmaker to stop smoking cannabis and focus on his career.

During a webchat with The Sun newspaper, he joked: "Justin are you listening? Don't be so naughty, yeah?

"Be a nice boy, pull your trousers up, make your mum proud, and stop smoking weed, you little b***h."

On a more serious note, Mark, 45, added: "He's a teenager living in a different day and age. I was in prison before I got a record out and I don't think he's been to prison.

"He's a nice enough kid and you're going to be a teenager. But if you're being a teen in the spotlight you're going to be criticized for it.

"This career can be short lived - you might as well be the best you can while you're doing it."

Mark - who rose to fame as the leader of pop group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch - is also planning to work with the 19-year-old heartthrob on a film and may even get behind the mic again for the soundtrack.

He said: "Justin and I were talking about doing a movie, which could still happen.

"We have a great script which could be a vehicle for him to make his debut in movies, then maybe we could do something for the soundtrack."