No love from the Grammys, nor from Patrick Carney: Justin Bieber joked, probably, on Twitter that the Black Keys drummer “should be slapped around haha” after Carney seemed unimpressed that the Grammys had snubbed Bieber this year.
The day after the Black Keys picked up three trophies – Best Rock Album for El Camino and Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for “Lonely Boy” – Carney was confronted by a TMZ camera crew, who first asked if he had any advice for aspiring Grammy-seekers (“Buy a minivan and go on tour,” he said), then followed up with a question about what Carney thought of Bieber’s lack of nominations this year. “I dunno, he’s rich, right?” Carney responded. “Grammys are for, like, music, not for money. . . . He’s making a lot of money. He should be happy.”
It’s not as if Bieber isn’t at least keeping busy. His latest release, Believe Acoustic, became his fifth Number One album, and he was host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live last weekend. He also announced he’d be doing an hour-long live video stream while the Grammys aired – though technical difficulties ultimately got in his way. Instead, Bieber released a new but unfinished cut called “You Want Me.”