You can't make this stuff up...but apparently the Black Keys Pat Carney has gotten on Justin Biebers bad side.
Although, now that I think about it a knock-down bar brawl between Arena rocks Abe Lincoln and pop music's reigning lesbian star would be highly hilarious. Pat's got the height and the reach, but you gotta figure Bieber's younger and works harder on his cardio, so he probably has the endurance and quick hands.
And it's odd to see Pat on TMZ....
Plus, as is often the case with these sorts of stories, Carney didn't really "criticize" Bieber's music (headliner writers usually go with "slams") or say he didn't deserve Grammys as some other headlines have suggested.
He just said that the tons of cash Beiber's generated in the last few years might help to assuage any feelings of disrespect from the Academy.....the dude has a perfume and electric toothbrushes, people!
For Carney, the real fear should be that one day while he's walking around minding his own business, a phalanx of angry teenage Beliebers will roll up and bum rush him with an old-fashioned (Justin Beiber brand) blanket party...which also might be kinda funny.
Anyway, From the digital desks of the NME
Justin Bieber has said that Patrick Carney of The Black Keys needs 'slapping' after the drummer criticised his music at the Grammys.
Carney spoke out about Bieber at the Grammy Awards, which took place in Los Angeles last weekend (February 10). Asked about the fact that Bieber was snubbed by the Grammys and was not nominated for a single award, Carney joked with the TMZ reporter, saying: "He's rich, right?" before adding: "I mean, I don't know. Grammys are, like, for music, not for money, and he's making a lot of money. I don't know – he should be happy, I guess."
The Black Keys were the big winners at this year's Grammys, taking home four of the six awards they were nominated for. The band picked up awards for Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album, while frontman Dan Auerbach picked up 'Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)' for his work on the Dr John album 'Locked Down'.
All of this success, twinned with Carney's comments have clearly got to Bieber who earlier today (February 12) posted a message on Twitter stating that the drummer needs to be "slapped around" to his millions of followers.