Esperanza Spalding's Wikipedia Page Attacked by Justin Bieber Fans?

Esperanza Spalding poses with her award during the 53nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 13, 2011. GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images

Esperanza Spalding poses with her award during the 53nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 13, 2011.
Getty

NEW YORK (CBS) It seems that fans of Justin Bieber weren't too pleased that he lost the Grammys' best new artist award to jazz singer Esperanza Spalding.

After Spalding was crowned the surprise winner on Sunday, her Wikipedia page was vandalized.

PICTURES: Grammy Awards Red Carpet
PICTURES: Grammy Awards Show Highlights
PICTURES: Grammy Awards Press Room
READ MORE: Lady Gaga's Egg-Citing Grammys Arrival
SPECIAL SECTION: The Grammy Awards

The valdalism since been removed, but Gawker was able to get a screenshot of some of the changes. Among them, Spalding's middle name was changed to "Quesadilla" (and then "Justin") and the page noted that "She now has the 2011 Grammy for being the Best new Artist! Even though no one has ever heard of her! Yay!"

Another fact added to her page was, "JUSTIN BIEBER DESERVED IT GO DIE IN A HOLE. WHO THE HECK ARE YOU ANYWAY?"

"BIBER 4 LYFE !" was also tacked on to the end of her bio.

Do you think the vandalism was caused by spiteful Bieber fans, or simply Internet mischief makers? Tell us in the comments.

Comments

CBSN Live

pop-out
Live Video

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.