Justin Bieber finally couldn’t resist responding to “The Black Keys” drummer Patrick Carney’s somewhat negative comment after the Grammy Awards Sunday night in L.A.. Patrick was asked what he thought about Justin Bieber being snubbed with no Grammy nominations this year. “He's rich, right?”, Carney answered, adding, “Grammys are for like music, not for money…and he's making a lot of money. He should be happy”. Hollywood Life reports Justin finally weighed in on the jab today, writing on Twitter, “the black keys drummer should be slapped around haha”.
Of course TMZ couldn’t help but point out Carney might have a point, since Justin's never won a Grammy, and he does seem pretty happy cruising around in his Ferraris and Lamborghinis.
“The Black Keys” grabbed four Grammy Awards the other night, and perhaps Patrick was just caught off guard with the Bieber question as he was being flooded with fans outside the Chateau Marmont after the ceremony.
Then again, Patrick, 32, is no stranger to controversy. He once called “Nickelback” music “horrendous sh-t”, and he challenged Jack White of “The White Stripes” to a fist fight.
Maybe Justin needed to vent with his tweet today, after all he’s had a rough go of it lately. Not only did he fail to even get a Grammy nod, but his attempt to draw fans from the telecast with his own Livestream music and chat show Sunday night failed miserably.
The 18 year-old pop star also stirred up enough controversy with online photos that purported to show him smoking pot, that he issued a pseudo apology when he hosted “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend.
Hollywood Life also reports that Justin is still trying desperately to win back Selena Gomez, and that’s not going his way either. “She doesn’t want to see [him]”, a source close to Selena revealed, adding, “She is dying to move on from him”.
Justin knows he screwed up with 20-year old Selena, and he’s trying his hardest to pick up the pieces and mend things with her. But Gomez is said to be eager to get out from under his shadow and be known for more than Justin Bieber’s girlfriend.
Click the video above left to see Patrick's comments after the awards ceremony.