She plays instruments, she sings in a middle range of themes without being too sunny side up or extremely depressed and angry and she's playing instruments. Justin Bieber, in the eyes of the Grammy folks, probably decided that she had more to work with than any of the content The Biebster put out. To complain and give death threats to Esperanza Spalding because the Grammy committee gave her the award showcases how musically ignorant Americans have become.
A good question not asked in this whole situation is why the Bieber fans didn't target the committee for picking Spalding in the first place. It's not up to the artist to demand a win from the Grammy's, or any award show for that matter. Be an educated hater, not a stupid one.
Did I just use that word? Ugh.
What am I essentially saying? Justin Bieber fans need to sit down, shut up, and take a chill pill with all of this hatred towards someone who doesn't deserve it. If none of you can sit down and shut up, your parents should get their jazz collection, lock you in a room and force you to listen to what is considered ACTUAL music. That may sound cruel, but this kid's fanbase needs to be taken outside the Bieber box for a bit.
Do I sound like a hater? Probably. I don't care. I'm tired of over-hyped artists and underwhelming music.