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A Few Words for Justin Bieber

By on 2.14.11 | 3:31PM

So Justin Bieber is "upset" and "disappointed" that he did not win a Grammy last night.

Well, from one Canadian to another, I've got a few words for young Mr. Bieber.

I think you sent the wrong message to your fans because a bunch of them hacked Esperanza Spalding's Wikipedia page after she shockingly won the Grammy for Best New Artist. OK, I had never heard of Esperanza Spalding either. But surely you can't be cool with your fans dissing her. The very least you could do is to tell your fans to lighten up, give her a chance and listen to her music. That would be the gentlemanly thing to do.

You should also bear in mind that you're only sixteen. Chances are good that you will one day win a Grammy. But if you don't it won't be the end of the world. The Who, Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd are amongst the legendary rock n' roll acts who were never bestowed with a Grammy. That means you're in some pretty fine company.

Look kid. You're sixteen, the most popular person in the entire world, possibly the entire galaxy and you have an eighteen year-old girlfriend. You would be hard pressed to find a sixteen-year old boy on the planet who wouldn't trade places. So the next time you perform in concert before your screaming fans you should give a shout out to Joe Walsh and tell everyone, "Life's Been Good."

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