Patrick Carney Taunts The Beliebers

By Liz Pelly / February 18, 2013

Stop the presses y’all, there is a mega update in regards to the Twitter drama between Justin Bieber and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney! His initials might be “PC,” but his Twitter feed sure is not today.

Last week, at the Grammys, where the Black Keys won four awards, a TMZ reporter asked Carney if he was bummed that Bieber wasn’t up for any awards. Carney said, “He’s rich, right? I mean, I don’t know. Grammys are, like, for music, not for money, and he’s making a lot of money. I don’t know – he should be happy, I guess.” (LOL.) In response, Justin Bieber tweeted, “the black keys drummer should be slapped around haha.”

Over the weekend Patrick Carney responded, trolling Justin Bieber fans all over Twitter by changing his name to Justin Bieber on Twitter and posting a link to a “new world premiere” of a Justin Bieber track, linking instead to a video of DEVO’s “Recombo DNA.” He’s since changed it back, but his Twitter feed is now full of RT-ed comments from teenagers sending him slurs and hate-tweets for his actions.

Is this Twitter performance art? Or is it cyber-bullying? “We Are All Justin Bieber”? I don’t know, I’m confused.