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Esperanza Spalding’s Wikipedia Page Suffers Scathing Attack From Justin Bieber Fans

Last night, in a major upset, the jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding beat out Justin Bieber (plus a few other acts) for the Best New Artist Grammy. The Beliebers were not happy! According to the Washington Post, "The citizen editors added a line noting Spalding's win. For the next thirteen minutes, a battle raged on the page between Bieber fans and Bieber anti-fans. 'BIBER 4 LYFE!' appeared at the top of the page. It was stricken from the record and 'HaHa Justin Bieber, you're just a little boy with no Grammy for Best New Artist' appeared in its stead." The page is now locked from editing — but is that a good idea? If the Bieber fanatics don't have anywhere to vent, it could get a little Tahrir Square–y up in here. [WP]

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