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If Michelle Obama were Justin Bieber's mother

Published: Monday, Feb. 10 2014 1:25 p.m. MST

First lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia, left, and Sasha, center, watch a basketball game Nov. 17, 2013, at the Comcast Center in College Park, Md. The first lady recently opened up to Spanish radio host Enrique Santos on Univision Radio about what she would do as a mother to help Justin Bieber.

Manuel Balce Ceneta, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Michelle Obama recently talked to Spanish radio host Enrique Santos on Univision Radio about how she would mother Justin Bieber.

The 19-year-old pop star has made headlines for his recent legal troubles, and a petition to deport Bieber has been signed by more than 255,000. In the interview with Santos, the first lady answered a question about what advice she would give the young star.

"I would pull him close. You know, I don’t know if it would be advice as much as action," Obama said in the interview with Santos.

"I would be very present in his life right now. And I would be probably with him a good chunk of the time, just there to talk, to figure out what’s going on in his head, to figure out who’s in his life and who’s not, you know.”

Listen to the rest of the interview with Obama on Santos' website, Enriquesantos.com.

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