By: Rob Brayl
After winning the Grammy for Best New Artist this past Sunday, jazz singer/songwriter Esperanza Spalding was targeted by Justin Bieber’s wackadoodle fans, otherwise known as Beliebers (via her Wikipedia page). One noticeable change was Spalding’s middle name which had been switched to say “Quesadilla” — now, I am not one to condone such tweeny bop behavior but that literally made me laugh out loud when the attack first caught my attention. However, some of the other taunts were no laughing matter (but what else is new, this is the Beliebers we’re talking about here), as one user added the following statement to the Wiki page: “Justin Bieber deserved it go die in a hole. Who the heck are you anyway?”
Honestly, I’m impressed. I mean, how does one know how to hack yet fail at life when it comes to simple grammar? That’s a first!
Another notable change that was added after the site’s mention of the Grammy win, included: “Even though no one has ever heard of her! Yay!” Also, at the end of her biography, one user wrote, “Bieber 4 Lyfe.”
Unlike his psycho fans, I mean hackers, Bieber congratulated Spalding on the win backstage at the Grammy showdown and the bit was captured via MTV News.
Even though the win was a shocker for many viewers, it appears that it couldn’t have been a more bigger surprise to anyone over Spalding who told MTV backstage at the show: “I was one of those [surprised] people. It was so unexpected, that’s the truth. I’m grateful to all my people in my big musical family that have given me so much support and help over the years. I don’t really think this is for me; it’s for all of us. And I wish they could all be here to put one finger on this with me.”
Spalding is a classically trained musician who deserved the award! So go away with the hatemail, Biebheads!
(Although I will say, I wanted my boo Drake to win. I know I said this already, but felt like saying it again. Sue me!)
A quickie introduction to Spalding below.