Black Keys drummer battles Justin Bieber fans on Twitter

It's on right now! Patrick Carney and angry Bieber fans fight online after a perceived snub on TMZ

By David Daley

Published February 12, 2013 11:25PM (EST)

Justin Bieber       (Reuters/Danny Moloshok)
Justin Bieber (Reuters/Danny Moloshok)

It started with a question from TMZ, after the Black Keys won three Grammy awards: What did Patrick Carney think about the awards-night snub for Justin Bieber.

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Carney's answer: "I dunno, he's rich, right? Grammys are for, like, music, not for money. ... He's making a lot of money. He should be happy."

That's when Justin Bieber took to Twitter:

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He might have been kidding. But either way, his fans immediately went after Carney, who is engaging in a very funny and very sad back-and-forth with hardcore Beliebers right now.

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David Daley

David Daley, former editor-in-chief of Salon, is the author of the national bestseller “Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count” and “Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy.”

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