Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney replies when asked: Justin Bieber should feel snubbed that he didn’t get any Grammy nominations. Carney – whose band took home four Grammys – replied ”He’s rich, right? Grammys are for like music, not for money … and he’s making a lot of money. He should be happy.”
Bieber heard about the remark, didn’t take too kindly to it and immediately summoned his cultish legion of fans to his side with this tweet:
the black keys drummer should be slapped around haha
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber)
Bieber’s fans – known as Beliebers – descended upon Carney via twitter as if going to war for Justin. There were insults, there was vitriol, there were outright threats and hundreds of grammatically challenged tweets all aimed at making Carney pay for his Bieber insult.
Carney then responded by changing his twitter name to Justin Bieber.He also changed his avatar to one of Justin’s face and changed his bio (several times) to reflect the insults hurled at him by Bieber’s army. The verified icon next to his name has thrown some people off, leading them to believe Bieber created an alternate account.Since then, Carney has been tweeting no-stop, replying to seemingly ever single Bieber love who comes at him. Most of the time he’s poking fun at the Bieber tweeter but they either don’t seem to realize that or don’t care.Meanwhile, Bieber has remained curiously quiet about the whole thing. You’d think that when one summons an army of fans to do your dirt work for you, you’d have something to say about it. Show some gratitude? Join in with them? Or, even better, tell them to stop. Sure, it doesn’t help that Carney is relentless in his dedication to a singular, unwavering cause (I’m guessing that cause is to slap back the fans who are virtually slapping him as per Bieber’s thinly veiled request), but I do believe it’s Justin’s move here.
There’s no real moral or good ending to this story. Just leaves one wondering, perhaps, if Justin really is happy with his riches or if he’d rather have some awards to show for his work. Maybe a legion of teenagers who will twitter fight for his honor is his reward.
Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney