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Posted at 9:42 AM ET, 02/14/2011

♪♫ Esperanza Spalding's Wikipedia overrun by angry Justin Bieber fans

By Melissa Bell
Ines Sainz
Esperanza Spalding. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Hell hath no fury like anti-Justin Bieber fans and anti-Justin Bieber fans scorned.

Just minutes after Esperanza Spalding, the unexpected winner or the Grammy for Best New Artist, took the stage for the award, a digital war broke out on Spalding's Wikipedia page.

The citizen editors added a line noting Spalding's win. For the next thirteen minutes, a battle raged on the page between Bieber fans and Bieber anti-fans. "BIBER 4 LYFE!" appeared at the top of the page. It was stricken from the record and "HaHa Justin Bieber, you're just a little boy with no Grammy for Best New Artist" appeared in its stead.

The sparing went back and forth until finally a Wikipedia clampdown went into effect and the page was locked from anonymous editors.

Bieber fans have a wide digital bullying reach, often harassing non-Bieber fans on Twitter, in YouTube videos and now on Wikipedia.

Bieber, however, took the win in stride, congratulating Spalding on her win, the Post Chris Richards reports. Anyway, can Bieber really be considered a "new artist," when he's been around since he was a zygote?

Here's Spalding showing off her Grammy-winning skills:

By Melissa Bell  | February 14, 2011; 9:42 AM ET
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