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Bon Iver Best New Artist Win Causes Backlash on Twitter

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Bon Iver caused quite a stir when the band took home the Best New Artist Grammy instead of a certain Nicki Minaj. The 'Roman Reloaded' rapper's Barbz weren't the only ones in a tizzy. A lot of the world had no idea who Bon Iver was (including Minaj herself, who, at the nominations concert, pronounced his name phonetically: “Bohn Eye-vuhr”), and even the ones who did were unimpressed with his reluctant acceptance speech.

He inspired a hashtag (“#whoisboniver”) and a tumblr page. While we clarified his identity for you, we can't really make you less mad. Here are some of the most heated, baffled and baffling Bon Iver-inspired tweets.

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Deb (@LilMissNYJet): If they're such big advocates of hip-hop they would know Bon Iver was featured on 2 of Kanye's tracks in the past years, "Monster" being one

 
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Ayana Mack (@ayanamack): Who the blank is bonny bear or bon iver or who ever this new artist is??????

 
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Melinda Doolittle (@mdoolittle): Totally thought Carrie said "Bonny Bear" and I was like whaaa???

 
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MIKE KLEFF (@KOOLAIDKLEFF): This Bonny Bear character needa shoot his barber

 
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Dan Kloeffler (@DanKloefflerABC): Does Bon Iver also build those fireplaces you can buy on TV?

 
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Andrew Johnston (@_andrewjohnston): Very happy you're above this, Bon Iver. So sorry for your win, it must be very hard...

 
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Eddie Alfano (@eddiealfano): "Bon Iver" is a music thing? I am so confused these days. Thought that was another dictator who died.

 
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Andrew Goldstein (@AngeGold): Pretty sure "Bon Iver" is French for "Boring Dave Matthews"

 
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Samantha Martin (@HiMyNameSam): Bon Iver sounds like that feeling right before a good yawn.

 
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Saahil Melwani (@saahilmelwani): my girl @NICKIMINAJ just got shafted on best new artist #whoisboniver #sheisgonnakillherperformance

 

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