Black Keys drummer tees off on Bieber as musician

Share with others:

Print Email Read Later

Justin Bieber not only didn't get love from the Recording Academy this year, having been passed over for a Grammy nomination, but he's also not getting much respect from The Black Keys either, E! News reports.

Or at least one of them.

Patrick Carney -- one-half of the popular garage rock duo who have a whopping seven Grammys under their belt -- was caught on camera the day after the Grammys outside of Hollywood's Chateau Marmont dissing the teen heartthrob for, well, for being a teen heartthrob, not in his view a musician.

When asked if Mr. Bieber deserved a Grammy nod, the Black Keys drummer replied, "He's rich, right?"

To add further insult to injury, Mr. Carney added for good measure: "The Grammys are ... for music and not for money. And he's making a lot of money. He should be happy, I guess."


Mr. Bieber took the slam jokingly in stride on Twitter.

"The Black Keys drummer should be slapped around haha," the singer tweeted.

Following his Grammy snub back in December, Mr. Bieber admitted to Ellen DeGeneres that not being nominated at all was "a big bummer," despite his records going platinum.

Even Justin's mom, Pattie Mallette, weighed in, saying Grammy organizers "blew it."



You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here