The Biebz is feelin' unloved.
Yeah ... Despite being an unfunny bazillionaire with good hair who gets to host Saturday Night Live (because SNL's ratings among tweenage girls suck?), Justin Bieber feels he deserves mooooooooore.
Namely, a Grammy. (Or at least a nomination.) 'Cause, like, he's made huge contributions to music and stuff.
But the real winners, i.e. the Black Keys (Best Rock Song, Best Rock Album, and Best Rock Performance), think JB should stop whining.
Back in December, the Biebz got snubbed by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States, not even scoring a single Grammy nod for Believe, his boy-to-man megaproject.
In response, his manager Scooter Braun (almost) had a brain aneurysm, exploding on Twitter:
"I just plain DISAGREE. The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one. the hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving. the kid delivered. Huge succesful album, sold out tour, and won people over... this time he deserved to be recognized and I dont really have any kind nice positive things to say about a decision i dont agree with."
That's how Bieber vs. the Grammys became a "news story." And that's why TMZ decided to ask Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney (a guy who probably couldn't give a fuck) whether JB shoulda been nominated.
"He's rich, right?" Carney shrugs, giving in after trying to ignore the question. "Grammys are for, like, music, not for money. He's making a lot of money. He should be happy."
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The Biebz's official response:
the black keys drummer should be slapped around haha
-- Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) February 12, 2013