Never Say Never

Esperanza Spalding Wikipedia Hacked After Winning Grammy Over Justin Bieber

It ain’t easy being Bieb-sy. First, the 16-year-old pop star’s biopic Never Say Never lost the weekend box office race to Adam Sandler’s critically-maligned Just Go With It, then, the pint-sized Canadian lost the Best New Artist Grammy award—in the night’s biggest upset—to jazz musician Esperanza Spalding. In an act of revenge, Justin Bieber fans took to the Internet and engaged in an online war on Spalding’s Wikipedia page. First, “BIBER 4 LYFE!” appeared at the top of the page, then was replaced quickly by, “Haha Justin Bieber, you’re just a little boy with no Grammy for Best New Artist.” The back-and-forth between pro and anti Beliebers went on for 13 minutes until Wikipedia editors locked Spalding’s page. Bieber himself took the loss in stride, and even shook Spalding’s hand and congratulated her on her win.