TORONTO ó Justin Bieber has a friend but not a Belieber in Rob Ford.
The embattled mayor refused to slam the Biebs -- who was arrested by Toronto Police on Wednesday for assault -- during his weekly interview with Washington, D.C., radio program The Sports Junkies.
"You know what, he's a young guy," Ford told the 106.7 The Fan hosts Thursday. "At 19 years old I wish I was as successful as he was.
"He's 19 years old, guys. Think back to when you were 19, you know."
The Junkies -- who called Bieber "Canada's worst export" -- asked Ford if he could lock the pop superstar in his basement.
"Ah, come on," Ford replied.
Ford revealed he has never met Bieber and isn't a fan of his music.