To whom will the Beliebers direct their ire this year?
When petite bassist Esperanza Spalding beat out Justin Bieber for Best New Artist two years ago, his legion of fans went batshit crazy, sending death threats and hate mail in the emerging jazz star’s direction. This year, as JB successfully transitioned from boy wonder to singing man-child, he earned not one honor. There’s sure to be salty feelings; manager Scooter Braun is already leading the protest via Twitter:
“I just plain DISAGREE. The kid deserved it. Grammy board you blew it on this one. The hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving. The kid delivered. Huge successful album, sold-out tour, and won people over. This time he deserved to be recognized and I don’t really have any kind nice positive things to say about a decision I don’t agree with. So to all those nominated…you do deserve it. You worked hard and you earned it. Just feel like so did JB.”