The Kid Was Robbed!

Justin Bieber's manager, disappointed that his client garnered no Grammy nominations this year, blasted the Grammy Awards board over Twitter.

The Grammy board "blew it," tweeted a disgusted Scooter Braun, who manages singer Justin Bieber and was irritated that his boy didn't garner a single Grammy nod.

After all, Braun pointed out, Bieber's had a good year, outlasting the "Bieber fever" of 2012: "The hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving. The kid delivered," he said, in a series of posts. "Huge successful album, sold out tour, and won people over... this time he deserved to be recognised and I don't really have any kind nice positive things to say about a decision I don't agree with."

Bieber's Believe was released this summer. It's sold 2 million copies and produced the hit single "Girlfriend."

Bieber was nominated in a couple of categories for the 2011 Grammys: Best New Artist (which went to Esperanza Spalding) and Best Pop Vocal Album (Lady Gaga beat him).

And he's clearly a Grammys fan, gushing in press interviews back in 2010 that he'd stayed up all night to hear the Grammy nominations when they were released at 5:30 a.m. So maybe it sent his manager around the bend to hear that The Biebs wasn't to be honored when the list of noms was read off Wednesday night at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live.

Braun did have praise for Carly Rae Jepsen, whose "Call Me Maybe" was launched after a video of Bieber and friends dancing to it became an internet meme: "So proud of u," Braun tweeted to her.

"So to all those nominated... you do deserve it. You worked hard and u earned it. [I] just feel like so did JB," Braun finished. Later on he tweeted "A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."

No subtext there.

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Comments on "Justin Bieber snubbed by Grammys, manager goes off"

Elle February 24, 2013 | 10:45 PM

Or maybe it's because his take on rape and how, in his view, "it happens for a reason", affected the decision. It sure would affect mine.

Ken February 24, 2013 | 10:01 PM

He could sing as a kid but I think his voice changed, and now his singing is just awful. Now, he can't sing and he can't dance. Still, people buy his music.

cash February 16, 2013 | 4:47 AM

If the yahoo had talent then he'd have a complaint. I hope his 15 min of fame are just about up. He is awful

BZ February 15, 2013 | 4:37 AM

poor twerp ! someone give him a pink hankie !

kat February 15, 2013 | 4:25 AM

maybe it is because he sucks. He cannt sing very good or dance worth beans. You want the prize you are going to have to do better.

anitadcruz February 15, 2013 | 12:26 AM

i don't mind if grammy will all go to kelly clarkson,and that duo who sang Somebody i used to know.

Brittany February 11, 2013 | 10:17 PM

Or, maybe he just sucks.

steve February 11, 2013 | 10:07 AM

The young man is a no talent to me cant sing cant act ..Sorry JB thats the way i see it.

Noah February 10, 2013 | 6:29 AM

He does not deserve to be a nomine at all he is terible and neads to stop singing and whatnot altogether. He just neads t o home and be a isolationist as his home is his country abd he neads to just overdose on something.

archieapollo February 09, 2013 | 1:55 AM

JB does not deserve any award at all, period.

David Harris February 08, 2013 | 5:29 AM

Maybe people are just tired of a pasty white boy trying to be a black so called rapper love machine... He looks 10 years old and grabbing your baggy pants in the crotch area doesn't make you have what it takes to make you a man and whining with an acoustic guitar accompanist is getting old. He's another Taylor Swift... They have their niche but time is running out. they both need to grow up. the only one who wants them are the ones who shouldn't be having in the first place... He should be so lucky to have what he has. He is actually not Grammy material. He is not a seasoned singer or performer.

Fred February 07, 2013 | 6:48 AM

You all should take a lesson from Ben Affleck. 'We don't do this for the awards'. Sounds like he has a 12 year old for a manager t oo!

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