The Twitter war between Justin Bieber and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney rages on.
After the pair got into a verbal tussle on the social networking site on Tuesday, thousands of Beliebers have bombarded Patrick’s page with threats and insults.
The musician initially seemed to have fun with the attack from Justin’s fans (re-Tweeting their oft-misspelled rants) but took the bizarre feud to a new level when he changed his Twitter name to Justin Bieber, and replaced his own photo with a picture of the “Beauty and the Beat” singer rocking hipster frames (similar to his own).
Patrick also began Tweeting using the 18-year-old singer’s catchphrase, “Swag,” when replying to hundreds of angry pro-Justin Tweets.
“In order 2 give u guys full swag I have changed my stage name to Justin Bieber,” the 32-year-old drummer Tweeted on Saturday.
“I luv all u! I need to get my beauty swag. Swag you guyz later! – Justin,” he later added.
Carney even Tweeted a photo of a Justin Bieber toothbrush with the caption, “Bout to swag my teeth.”
On Sunday, however, Patrick seemed to have abandoned his “swag,” as he reverted back to his own name and Tweeted, “Justin is gone now. DNA recombo unsuccessful. I will try again soon though!”
Justin, who is currently on tour in Ireland, has yet to respond to Patrick’s Twitter name change.
As previously on AccessHollywood.com, the fight began after Justin Tweeted, “The black keys drummer should be slapped around haha,” to his 34 million followers on Tuesday night.
The Canadian pop star was up in arms over comments Patrick made to a TMZ paparazzo on Monday night, who asked if Justin should feel snubbed by the Recording Academy’s lack of Grammy nominations.
“He’s rich, right? Grammys are for like music, not for money … and he’s making a lot of money,” the drummer — whose band took home four awards at Sunday’s Grammys — told TMZ. “He should be happy.”
-- Erin O’Sullivan