Michelle Obama Gives Justin Bieber's Mom Some Advice

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Saturday, 08 Feb 2014 06:25 PM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

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First lady and self-proclaimed "mom-in-chief" Michelle Obama has some advice for troubled pop star Justin Bieber's mother — keep him close and know who he is hanging out with.

"I would pull him close," Obama said in an Univision interview. "I don't know if it would be advice as much as action. I would be very present in his life right now. And I would probably be 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," reports Politico.

And even though Bieber is legally an adult at 19, Obama says he's "still a kid, he's still growing up."

Bieber has faced many arrests, along with allegations of drug and alcohol abuse in connection with a drag racing incident in Miami, an alleged assault on his chauffeur, and claims that he and friends egged a neighbor's house.

Obama said that she has seen that her teenage daughters "just want you near, you know, they want that advice from a parent. They want to see you on a daily basis."

The first lady didn't address her comments to Bieber's father Jeremy, who is facing plenty of criticism when it comes to how he handles his famous son.

Last week, Bieber, his dad, and their entourage reportedly refused to stop smoking marijuana or harassing a flight attendant during a trip from Canada to the U.S. last week,  which led to the pop star being detained at a New Jersey airport for several hours.

A law-enforcement official said that the flight crew warned Bieber and his father more than once to stop smoking pot during the chartered flight from Canada to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on Friday. At one point, the source said, the odor of marijuana was so overpowering that the pilots had to put on oxygen masks, according to NBC News

President Barack Obama may soon get to make his own comments about Bieber. More than 100,000 people have signed a petition on the White House website seeking to deport the teen idol back to his Canadian homeland — enough signatures to reach the threshold for the Obama administration to respond to it.

The petition was created on Jan. 23, the same day the pop star was arrested in Miami on suspicion of driving under the influence, resisting arrest without violence and driving without a valid license.

In the petition, the posters say the "dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing" Bieber threatens public safety and is a "terrible influence on our nation's youth."

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