Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney picked a fight the wrong person: Justin Bieber. Yep, the 18-year-old Canadian pop star fired back at Carney today after the Black Keys singer said that Justin had no place at the Grammy Awards.
Carney said over the weekend that Bieber doesn’t deserve any recognition from the Grammys. After winning a few awards of his own, Carney said:
“He’s rich, right? Grammys are for like music, not for money … and he’s making a lot of money. He should be happy.”
Of course, Carney is pretty rich, too. In fact, most of the musicians who won or performed at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night probably fall into the “rich” category.
Regardless, Bieber took offense to the comment and fired back on Twitter.
Bieber wrote: “The black keys drummer should be slapped around haha.”
So there you have it. One rich musician making a non-nonsensical comment about another musician. And one rich musician playfully threatening another musician. This, ladies and gentleman, should be considered the Twitter fight of the year.
Of course, this musical battle won’t be settled in 140 characters or less. But it could be settled by looking at the artist’s Grammy total. By my count, the Black Keys take this won 7 to 0.
the black keys drummer should be slapped around haha
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) February 12, 2013