Bon Iver slams Bruno Mars’ Grammy wins: ‘You absolutely have to be s—ting me’

Bon Iver took aim at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on Monday, questioning Bruno Mars’ Grammys sweep.

“Looks like [Grammys] are still something serious musicians should not take seriously!” tweeted Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. “Absolutely NO offense to Mr. Mars, but you absolutely have to be s—ting me.”

Mars scooped up six awards — album of the year (“24K Magic”), song of the year (“That’s What I Like”), best R&B performance (“That’s What I Like”), best R&B song, and best R&B album — plus an additional win for best engineered album (non classical). Mars bested Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Childish Gambino, and Jay-Z for the top prize.

“To be factual, Mr. Mars made a name in the INDUSTRY by making hits OUT of hits of yesteryear,” Vernon continued. “SO … no real need to be mad, even, at the [Grammys]. SZA? KENDRICK? I’d say move on from this s— show. Felt like a Democratic Party Party, not R ‘n’ Roll.”

Vernon — a four-time Grammy nominee with two wins in 2012 for best new artist and best alternative album — didn’t stop there. He next addressed the lack of female winners, asking, “While some awesome musicians do win, what is WINNING?”

His comment was directed at Recording Academy president Neil Portnow’s response when asked about the majority of male winners and how women can move forward next year.

“It has to begin with … women who have the creativity in their hearts and souls, who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, producers, and want to be part of the industry on the executive level. … [They need] to step up because I think they would be welcome,” he said. “I don’t have personal experience of those brick walls that you face, but I think it’s upon us — as an industry — to make the welcome mat very obvious, breeding opportunities for all people who want to be creative and paying it forward and creating that next generation of artists.”

This response didn’t sit well with Vernon.

“S—ty Coach language,” he said.

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GRAMMY Awards 2018: Red carpet arrivals
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GRAMMY Awards 2018: Red carpet arrivals
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Actor Coco Austin attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Lady Gaga attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist SZA attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Camila Cabello wearing Bulgari’s Serpenti Collection attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Maren Morris attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Cardi B attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: (L-R) Recording artists Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, and Philip Sweet of musical group Little Big Town attend the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist and actor Hailee Steinfeld attend the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Reba McEntire attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Kelly Clarkson attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Actor Jenny McCarthy attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Julia Michaels attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Emmylou Harris attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
Anna Kendrick arrives for the 60th Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018, in New York. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Ashanti attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Lana Del Rey attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Bebe Rexha attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Rita Ora, white rose detail, attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Host James Corden attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Actor Katie Holmes attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: TV personality Chrissy Teigen (L) and recording artist John Legend attend the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Ryan Seacrest attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
Li Saumet arrives for the 60th Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018, in New York. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Pink attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for NARAS)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Sara Caswell attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Lisa Loeb attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Tina Campbell attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/FilmMagic)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Actor-comedian Sarah Silverman attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Ava Max arrives for the 60th Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018, in New York. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Janelle Monae attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Janelle Monae attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Andrew Taggart (L) and Alex Pall of musical group The Chainsmokers attend the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Actor Ben Platt attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Cyndi Lauper attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Mo Sabri attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Alessia Cara attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/FilmMagic)
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Vernon also sided with Lorde, who declined performing at the ceremony because she was the only album of the year nominee not afforded a solo performance. Lorde was offered an opportunity to perform in a Tom Petty tribute, but turned it down, watching from the audience as Mars won album of the year. Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich defended the choice in the press room, explaining, “these shows are a matter of choices. We have a box and it gets full. She had a great album. There’s no way we can really deal with everybody.”

Vernon again took umbrage, siding with Lorde.

“I have to say Ken [Ehrlich] is a d— producer. I’m with Lorde on this, hard,” he wrote. “Ken told us Holocene (roty, soty nominee in 2011 (?)) was ‘too long and slow and that we’d lose 4-6 million viewers cause of that’ and that he’s broken a lot of careers on the show, so I should listen.”

To further cement his point, Vernon retweeted Crosby, Stills and Nash star David Crosby’s response to a fan question on Twitter if he watched the telecast with the hashtag, “incrozname.

“No,” he wrote. “I didn’t even bother to watch.”

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What's in the 2018 GRAMMY Awards swag bags
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What's in the 2018 GRAMMY Awards swag bags
Bebe Rexha adored this little guy! WowWee Fingerlings were one of the hottest toys this holiday season, and stars were able to get their hands on a custom hand-jeweled edition made just for the Grammys.
The members of Little Big Town were floored by the awesome McLear smart ring, which allows you to do pay for items just by tapping your ring.
Neil deGrasse Tyson found two pairs of shades while checking out Solstice Sunglasses.

Justina Valentine shows off two hands full of Safi Kilima tanzanite rings at the GRAMMY Gift Lounge. While many of the stones are available in an affordable price range, Justina is showing off rocks worth thousands (and thousands) of dollars!

Patti LuPone adored this custom design from Stands -- artists work with the company to create merchandise that reflects their personality and gives back to charity causes they care about.
Zac Brown Band was all about the anti-tobacco Truth campaign, which is currently working to make musical instruments accessible to underfunded schools.
Paul Shaffer is a candle guy! He was as fan of the Upper West Side scent by Flores Lane.
Shaggy checked out the LumiDiet, an LED-powered belt that burns tummy fat.
Ice-T and Coco Austin brought their little one to check out the official Grammys gift lounge.
Gotta be healthy from the inside out! Billy Porter was impressed by Sixth Sense Lab's wellness products.
Patti LuPone tries on her Solstice shades.
Bebe Rexha rocks gold jewelry by Grossé.
Stars found their perfect shade with Oxygenetix, the official makeup foundation of the Grammys.
A great voice goes with even better teeth! Justin Guarini was a fan of SmileDirectClub.
These super-soft tops from Happiest Tee were a favorite of Jeff Timmons. While he most loved the "Happiest in Love" design, many of the others feature destination spots like "Happiest in Los Angeles" and "Happiest in Hawaii."
Cyndi Lauper wasn't quite sure what to do with this exotic Safi Kimima tanzanite stone.
Luis Fonsi took a look at the wellness supplements by Sixth Sense Lab.
Emmylou Harris loved her Solstice sunnies!
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