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Patrick Carney Called Justin Bieber an A–hole (Again)

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Patrick Carney of the Black Keys is ranting about Justin Bieber again, and, as always, we are laughing our asses off about it.

As you may remember, Carney told TMZ last year that the Biebs shouldn’t fret too much about not winning a Grammy because he’s already making so much money. Bieber then fired back on Twitter with “The Black Keys drummer should be slapped around haha,” triggering a Twitter fued between Carney and Bieber’s fans.

In a new Rolling Stone interview, Carney says, “Justin Bieber, like a f—ing irresponsible a–hole, sicced 40 million Twitter followers on me because I paid him a compliment he didn’t understand. I’m saying that he should be grateful that he has a f—ing career in music.”

Carney continued by calling Bieber a hypocrite for encouraging his fans to rough him up while also advocating against bullying. “He shouldn’t be f—ing telling his followers to slap me, and then also be doing anti-bullying bulls—,” he said. “It’s so irresponsible.”

And he doesn’t stop there: “I mean, Justin Bieber is a f—ing moron. And that’s the gist of what I was saying. And then he goes and says I should be slapped? Honestly, I feel bad for him. Every single person who works with him should f—ing be embarrassed that they don’t … No one is doing him any favors, you know? And honestly, I don’t dislike his music. I don’t listen to his music, but he needs to not conduct himself that way. Like, really, you make millions of dollars playing music, you should feel fucking lucky.”

Carney goes on to admit that, despite his opinion of the Biebs, it hasn’t lessened his habits of checking out Bieber’s Twitter feed post-scandal. “If you’re a 34-year-old f—ing loser like me, and you go on Justin Bieber’s Twitter account like a total pervert every time that he gets in trouble, you should look at his tweets the next day,” he said. “It’s always like, ‘I love you guys so much, always believe, never stop believing.’ He’s feeding them the Kool-Aid more and more. He pours it on heavy, though. It’s so manipulative! And whoever taught him that that was OK, whoever’s watching him and is like ‘that manipulation is acceptable,’ should be really ashamed of themselves.”

Preach, Pat. Preach. We are all giving you the slow clap. Now let’s watch the Black Keys’ video for ‘Fever':

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