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Justin Bieber was not nominated for any Grammys Wednesday night and his manager, Scooter Braun, was not happy, slamming the Recording Academy for not nominating the pop star on Twitte..
While Bieber didn’t receive any nominations, Carly Rae Jepsen, who is also managed by Braun, earned two for “Call Me Maybe,” so he started off his tweets by praising the Academy for recognizing her. “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.
Next, he wrote, “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.”
He continued, “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.”
While he congratulated all the other nominees, he again stressed that Bieber “deserved” at least one. He told Bieber’s fans, “Looks like we get to stay the underdog a little longer.”
Braun concluded that nothing “great” is ever easy.
life is long, with many ups and downs, but we get to keep going, everyday brings a new opportunity. NOTHING GREAT EVER CAME EASY.
— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) December 6, 2012
As The Hollywood Reporter notes, Bieber released Believe this year. It spawned three successful singles, including “Boyfriend,” “As Long As You Love Me” and “Beauty and the Beat.” He had swept the major awards at the American Music Awards, which is a fan-voted event.