Beefs 2014: The Black Keys' Patrick Carney Rekindles Justin Bieber Feud, Calls Him a "Fucking Moron"

Beefs 2014: The Black Keys' Patrick Carney Rekindles Justin Bieber Feud, Calls Him a 'Fucking Moron'
It's been more than a year since Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney and bucket-peeing teen heartthrob Justin Bieber exchanged public insults following the 2013 Grammy Awards, but apparently Carney still has a bone to pick. Rather than turn the other cheek, he lashed out at the Biebs once again, this time in a Rolling Stone interview.

The whole mess started in February 2013 when Carney was asked by a TMZ reporter about how he felt about Bieber not getting any award nominations. He responded, "Grammys are for music, not for the money, and he's making a lot of money. I don't know. He should be happy, I guess."

This prompted Bieber to tweet that "the black keys drummer should be slapped around haha."

Reflecting back on the situation, Carney told Rolling Stone that the comment was intended as a compliment. "I'm saying that he should be grateful that he has a fucking career in music," he said. "And he shouldn't be fucking telling his followers to slap me, and then also be doing anti-bullying bullshit. It's so irresponsible."

He added, "I mean, Justin Bieber is a fucking 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 fucking be embarrassed that they don't."

After Bieber said that Carney should be "slapped," the pop star's fans started calling the drummer a "faggot." Labelling the online trolls "dumbasses," Carney suggested that the Biebs has used cult-like manipulation tactics to retain his fan base during his many recent controversies.

He said, "If you're a 34-year-old fucking 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. 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 okay, whoever's watching him and is like 'that manipulation is acceptable,' should be really ashamed of themselves."

Meanwhile, the Black Keys release their album Turn Blue on Tuesday (May 13) via Nonesuch Records, while Bieber's collection Journals was seemingly overshadowed by his driving arrest in January, so perhaps Carney got the last laugh.