Justin Bieber's manager, Scott "Scooter" Braun, has shot back at The Recording Academy following the pop idol's shutout from this year's Grammy Award nominations.
After first congratulating another client, Carly Rae Jepsen, on her two nominations, Braun on Wednesday night went on Twitter to complain about Bieber coming up empty, "I just plain DISAGREE. The kid deserved it. Grammy board, you blew it on this one."
He added: "The hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving. The kid delivered. Huge successful album, sold-out tour, and won people over. This time he deserved to be recognized and I don't really have any kind, nice, positive things to say about a decision I don't agree with."
Bieber, 18, wasn't the only high-profile performer snubbed. Also receiving no nominations were boy band One Direction, which reached No. 1 with the album "Up All Night"; Nicki Minaj, with the charting single 'Starships"; and the most recent "American Idol" winner, Phillip Phillips, who had a hit with "Home."