Justin Bieber was not nominated for a Grammy Award on Wednesday night, and manager Scooter Braun was not happy, sharing his thoughts in a series of blunt, critical tweets after the nods were announced.
In short, he said, the Grammys folks blew it.
Only he took a lot longer to say that.
Braun launched into it with some props to Bieber and Grammy nominee Carly Rae Jepson, whose “Call Me Maybe” blanketed the airwaves over the summer.
“first...congrats to @carlyraejepsen. thought u deserved a best new artist nom, but proud Call Me Maybe got u 2 noms. so proud of u,” he wrote.
After that, Braun’s focus was on the Biebs, who has a shelf full of American Music Awards -- seven to be exact, including two for artist of the year -- and a couple of 2011 Grammy nods, but not a single Grammy statuette.
“second....this time there wont be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE. The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one. the hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving. the kid delivered. Huge succesful album, sold out tour, and won people over... this time he deserved to be recognized and I dont really have any kind nice positive things to say about a decision i dont agree with.”
Bieber’s third album, 2012’s “Believe,” was geared toward taking the pop star from teen idol to a more mature artist, both in voice and in material.
“so to all those nominated...you do deserve it,” Braun continued. “You worked hard and u earned it. Just feel like so did JB.
“To his fans...looks like we get to stay the underdog a little longer. #BRINGIT
“I got a lot more I can say but for now....Im gonna leave it at that. Congrats to all those who got nominated including our own CRJ. life is long, with many ups and downs, but we get to keep going, everyday brings a new opportunity. NOTHING GREAT EVER CAME EASY.”
Bieber, who had a concert Wednesday night in Philadelphia, kept his Twitter mouth shut.