It turns out the Met Gala isn’t just about looking great and partying the night away. Things can get real as well.

When Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber met up on Monday night (May 4), the Mother Monster dispensed some words of wisdom to the 21-year-old, and later praised him on social media.

“He really has a sweetness to him. He grew up in front of the whole world. I reminded him to not get bothered,” she shared on Instagram on May 5. “Because at the end of the day. He’s the boss, and life isn’t always Roses. Lots of thorns.”

Bieber, who called her “the queen” on Instagram, took to Twitter to thank her for her message on May