Credit: Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images Photo: Usher and Justin Bieber Hang Out, Sept. 8, 2011

When we found out Usher flew to Panama following Justin Bieber’s DUI and drag racing arrest, we had a feeling Justin’s boss man was on a mission to knock some sense into him. And if what sources have told Hollywood Life is right, that’s exactly what happened.

Apparently, Justin had “no idea” that Usher was coming to see him — and what Usher had to say when he got there totally threw him for a loop.

“Remember when I took a chance on you and brought you into the music industry?” Usher reportedly said. “Don’t make me regret that.”

And he didn’t stop there. “You’ve got a lot of people depending on you,” the source claims Usher said, “and a whole lot of youngsters out there who look up to you. You have the world on a string. You’re f—king it up.”

We never imagined Usher to be a man to mince words… and if anyone can bring Justin back down to earth, it’s going to be the man who’s responsible for his career being so explosive in the first place. But although he’s urging Justin to get his act together, he’s not going to make any decisions for him.

“Usher didn’t put any conditions on whether Justin should go to rehab,” the source said. “He knows he can’t force him to do anything. He told Justin that if he can’t get his life together by himself, then he would be there no matter what to support him.”

Hopefully, Justin will take what Usher has to say to heart before it’s too late — his next attempt at breaking the law could have a much sadder ending.

Source: Hollywood Life