Bon Iver on Bruno Mars' Grammy Wins: 'No Offense to Mr. Mars, But You Absolutely Have to be S--tting Me'

Justin Vernon

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver poses with his awards at the 54th Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. 

In the wake of last night’s Grammys, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon took to Twitter to decry the event as “for the music Industry.” In a series of tweets sent after performing in Mexico City, Vernon called out Bruno Mars’ sweep of the night’s major awards – Mars won Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best R&B Album.

“Mr Mars made a name in the INDUSTRY by making hits OUT of hits of yesteryear,” Vernon wrote. “So…no real need to be mad, even, at the Grammies” [sic]. He also mentioned SZA, who didn’t win last night despite being the most-nominated female artist, advising her to “move on from this shit show.”

He also criticized Recording Academy president Neil Portnow for saying women “need to step up,” after a night where all but one of the televised awards went to men.

This article was originally published on Spin