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There are some feuds that make logical sense, and there are others so out of left field they surprise even the participants. Let the record show the tension between Justin Bieber and Patrick Carney definitely falls in that latter group.

The Black Keys drummer was out and about in Los Angeles celebrating his Grammy win following the event when TMZ’s camera crew asked him if the Biebs got screwed by the committee which didn’t nominate his latest album for anything. Carney was less than sympathetic and said the Grammys are about music, not what artist is making the most money.

Not surprisingly, Bieber wasn’t exactly appreciate of Carney’s comments, and he fired back on Twitter earlier today…
”the black keys drummer should be slapped around haha”

Given the people involved, this obviously isn’t going to come to blows, but the mini-feud does set up a pretty interesting argument. Clearly, Carney doesn’t see very much artistic merit in popularity, but Adele has sold more records than anyone else the past few years. She’s been showered with Grammys, and there are more than a few people who think Bieber is actually really good at being a pop star. Just because he makes a ton of money doesn’t inherently mean his music is shit.

What do you think? Are you on team Bieber or team Black Keys? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll below…

Does Justin Bieber's Music Have Artistic Merit?

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