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  • Justin Bieber's manager throws Twit-fit over Grammy nominations shutout


    Published 12/06/2012 14:44:46
    Justin Bieber's manager throws Twit-fit over Grammy nominations shutout
    Justin Bieber performs at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball concert in Los Angeles, California December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    LOS ANGELES ( - Apparently, Justin Bieber's manager is unfamiliar with the concept of being gracious in defeat.

    Scott "Scooter" Braun, the man who deserves the credit (or blame, depending on your view) for bringing the "Boyfriend" singer to prominence, had a Twitter meltdown Wednesday night, after his client was left out in the cold in this year's Grammy nominations.

    In a fairly lengthy (for the medium, anyway) Twitter screed, Braun opined that the powers that be at the Grammys "blew it" by not including Bieber among the potential trophy winners.

    "This time there wont be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE," Braun fumed. " The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one."

    Braun continued, "he hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving. The kid delivered. Huge successful album, sold out tour, and won people over..."

    Bieber released his third studio album, "Believe," in February. The album entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1. So at least he has that. And the financial windfall that brings. And the adoration of millions of tweeners across the planet. And all of the other awards that the 18-year-old has amassed...

    To be fair, Braun did congratulate "Call Me Maybe" chanteuse Carly Rae Jepsen on her two nominations in the Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance categories. Of course, Jepsen is also Braun's client, so that's to be expected.

    And he did note, "so to all those nominated ... you do deserve it. You worked hard and u earned it. Just feel like so did JB."

    Before signing off for the night, Braun offered a silver-lining message for the army of Beliebers out there who, no doubt, were also numb with slack-jawed amazement that Bieber had been shut out of the Grammys race.

    "To his fans ... looks like we get to stay the underdog a little longer. #BRINGIT," Braun wrote.

    So apparently, the message is, don't stop Beliebin'?

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