A Justin Bieber Birthday Card, from Billboard.com

Before Justin Bieber was running the town with Chris Brown, the Biebs was sitting pretty in the studio with Kanye West and Raekwon recording the remix to "Runaway Love" around this time last year. Ye' has been supportive of Biebs, congratualting him on his Grammy win and calling him his "new beat protege."

In XXL Magazine's July/August 2011 issue, Justin Bieber tells XXL that 'Ye is not too bad of a person... kind of?

"I got to be in the studio with him and work with him and see how he works and talk to him -- and talk to him as a friend, and not like someone [in] business," Bieber told XXL. "He's not really an asshole like everyone makes him out to be. I mean, he can, he can do bad things, but he's really generally a good guy."

"He can make bad decisions, you know, as well as everyone can," Bieber continued, "but generally I think he is a good guy."

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