The country claws were out at the 49th annual ACM Awards in Las Vegas on April 6! Co-hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan managed to majorly diss Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears in their opening sequence. Ouch!
The Academy of Country Music Awards are all about celebrating some of the biggest talents in country music — but apparently they’re also about dissing some of the biggest names in pop music! At the 49th annual ACM Awards in Las Vegas on April 6, co-hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan took jabs at pop stars Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber. Are these country crooners trying to start an inter-genre war!?
Justin Bieber & Miley Cyrus Diss At ACMs: Blake Shelton & Luke Bryan Slam Stars
Shouldn’t these guys be slamming their fellow country singers instead of picking on our precious pop stars?
Blake and Luke were quite the comedians at the ACMs, taking aim at Justin and Miley in their opening sequence.
“Last year, when you heard Merle Haggard singing a song about being drunk, out of work and in jail, it sounded like Merle was signing about his younger self,” Luke said.
Then Blake came in with the punchline: “This year, it sounds like he’s singing about Justin Bieber.” Talk about a low blow! But while Justin may have had his run-ins with the law this year, we don’t think he’s in ANY danger of being out of work. Doesn’t Blake know that Justin’s Beliebers will never give up on him?
After that, Luke threw some shade at Miley and country singer Jake Owen, who had to have his finger amputated after an accident in the summer of 2013.
“Jake lost a finger in a go-cart accident,” Luke said. “You know where they found it? On Miley Cyrus’ tour bus. It was takin’ a selfie and smokin’ a doobie.”
Well, we know the thick-skinned Miley Cyrus won’t mind this reference to her infamous foam finger, but we certainly hope Jake has a good sense of humor about his accident!
Blake Shelton Slams Britney Spears At The ACM Awards
Master disser Blake got warmed up by taking a shot at the Princess of Pop — and perhaps at pop music in general — by saying, “If you don’t like live music, just go down the street and see Britney Spears.”
Britney, of course, is in Vegas for her residency shows, and this isn’t the first time she’s been slammed for lip syncing. But did Blake really have to say that with Britney’s little sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, in the crowd? We hope the new country singer wasn’t too embarrassed!
So what do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Were Blake and Luke out of line for dissing Justin, Miley and Britney, or was it all in good fun? Let us know!
— Tierney McAfee