Hailey Baldwin truly tried to Twitter-beef with Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan

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I always associate Tool (the band) with such a specific flashpoint in the 1990s, and the moment I heard “Sober” and the clarity and urgency of Maynard James Keenan’s voice. Tool was metal and yet… it was more than metal. I love that song. I love that album. And because ‘90s revival has been in style for years now, Justin Bieber has also heard Tool and he thinks the band is pretty nifty too. Apparently, Keenan – who is somewhat reclusive now – heard about it and he’s on Twitter?!?! So he responded:

I have no idea if Keenan was the one to tweet that or if he has a social media team – judging from his Twitter, he seems to post a lot of non-musical stuff about the vineyard he owns (seriously) and the account seems to mostly be used for business. But if he did tweet it, then it was just a funny, off-hand hashtag. I mean, Tool was and is HARDCORE. Justin Bieber got into a fistfight with Orlando Bloom in Ibiza. Not hardcore. But that didn’t stop garbage youth Hailey Baldwin-Bieber from full-on defending her husband’s honor. My God.

You have to understand why this is SO FUNNY. Can you even imagine if she said something like this to someone like Keith Richards or Diana Ross or any legitimate musical legend? Because to many people, Maynard James Keenan is that iconic and that legendary. And a young woman – who is basically a glorified Instagram model – is all “WELL ACTUALLY” to Keenan. I mean, this reaction was so over the top from Hailey, my lord. She actually called him CHILDISH OMFG.

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  1. Millenial says:

    I mean, it is kind of childish? I don’t even like Bieber but I guess I’m #teamHailey on this one.

    • ME says:

      Yeah I agree with you.

    • Otaku fairy... says:

      It does seem like the public response would be a lot more dramatic if a female artist had responded to a fan this way. People would automatically side with whomever was calling her out male or female (whether they were as relevant as her or not) . It would be all about how ‘ungrateful ‘ she is. SHE would be the brat in the situation, and everything wrong or ‘wrong’ she’s ever done in life would be dragged up whether it was relevant to the situation/verified or not. I think there was a situation a few years ago where there was much outrage and pearl-clutching over Christina Aguilera daring to make the wrong facial expression when sweaty Justin Bieber went in for a hug instead of shaking her hand.
      Madonna, JLo, and JHud probably wouldn’t get away with this either.
      That said, Hailey could choose her battles better.

    • Molly Fulton says:

      Same. Defending your husband or being petty and deciding who’s good enough to be a fan of yours? Pretty easy call regardless of your personal or musical tastes.

  2. jennifer says:

    Omg, cringe. She sounds like a bratty 5 year old whining, lol. Talk about childish.

  3. QueenMeow says:

    Meh. I LOVE Tool. I LOVE A Perfect Circle. I LOVE Puscifer. Maynard, in my opinion, is a musical genius. But he is also a pretentious ***hole. I don’t care that he hashtagged that; I get it, but it is rude. Bieber sucks, his music sucks, and I know pretty much nothing about his wife, but he’s still a person and allowed to be a fan. Imagine being a fan of someone and they hashtag that for all of their followers to see? It is childish.

  4. Veronica S. says:

    Rude or otherwise, sometimes it’s better to just roll your eyes and move on.

  5. Daisy says:

    I don’t like Hailey or Biebs but old white pedantic dudes who think they’re above all because they hate pop music and make “real music” annoy me more. And that’s coming from someone who likes his band.

  6. Shannon says:

    I mean, it was pretty childish though. She’s taking for someone she cares about *shrug* I don’t even care about any of these people but she had a point. Being a “musical genius” doesn’t give you the special privilege to be an a$$hole without being called out.

  7. LolaB says:

    … Maynard’s on Twitter?????

  8. Anne says:

    This whole “I hope you find security in yourself” BS irks me to high heaven. You see this brand of response to perceived insults a lot. It’s so disingenuous. Like, she’s just so full of light and positivity that she wants him to find the same peace. Please. How can someone be so earnest, so humorless, but so dishonest at the same time?

  9. Ann says:

    I like Tool and A Perfect Circle well enough, but MJK is a dick. He has little respect for his audience and fans, especially now because his main focus these days is shilling wine. A friend of mine met him at some wine event in Scottsdale a few years ago. He wanted something music related signed and was told by MJK that if he wants an autograph to buy a bottle of his (expensive) wine and he’ll sign that. My friend said he was rude and it was a real let down for him.

    Having said that, STFU Hailey. MJK is a dick but he’s still extremely talented and not a full on twit like you and your dumb husband.

    • Raina says:

      People should be allowed to say what they want to say and like the music they like.
      That includes M.J…even if he is being kind of a tool here.

  10. Jessie says:

    Justin has been open about his mental health struggles lately. I think she was right to stand up to him. Like I get it’s a funny joke and maybe back when beiber was 18 and a raging asshole, but everything I read about him now is that he’s just trying to survive and get back on his feet

  11. hogtowngooner says:

    i love how when someone says “I don’t like this thing” people like Hailey have to condescend and say “you sound sad” or something like that. You’re famous because of nepotism and make a living as a “model” (even though you have an utterly vacant expression) and yet you think the little people should be grateful because your idiot husband likes their music. Get over yourself, love.

  12. Raina says:

    I get where she’s coming from

    And if you wanna be all cool, hashtag?

  13. Jb says:

    No winners in this fight. I’ve heard many stories about tool frontman and that the band name fits him perfectly. Sometimes these celebrities need to breathe and step away from Twitter.

  14. Nell Graham says:

    Honestly, I’m with Hailey on this one and I am not normally a fan. She could have just not reacted but I feel like she was trying to support her husband, who seems to have been struggling for a while. I can only imagine how hurt I would have been if, during the depths of my depression, I’d said I was a fan of someone and they’d said “bummer” to me. Maybe I’m projecting, but it was still a jerk move by MJK.

  15. Grant says:

    Does anyone care about some has-been rock band that had one marginal hit in the 90s anyway? Not a good look, Maynard.

    • nb says:

      In the last 5 years I’ve seen Tool once, Puscifer once and A Perfect Circle twice. All of the shows were sold out. In no way is Tool or Maynard a ‘has been’. His fan base is huge and he’s still touring and selling out stadiums. The Tool show that I went to sold out in less than 5 minutes with a stadium capacity of over 18,000. People were paying double or more on the secondary market for tickets.

      That being said, I have read enough about Maynard to know that despite his musical genius and talent he is most likely a sarcastic dick in real life. He should have just shrugged and moved on instead of tweeting that, but hey – at least he isn’t hiding who he really is and being fake nice like so many people do.

  16. prettypersuasion says:

    I waited on Maynard the Tool once. He suuuuuuuucked.

  17. MoonTheLoon says:

    I’m a Tool fan who despises Bieber. Having said that, MJK was out of line. This is the sort of thing you talk about amongst your close circle. But to put it on blast like that (likely to appeal to a certain base that aren’t into Bieber) is just classless. There’s no need to respond to every thing you’re tagged in. As for Hailey, her intentions were good, even if the execution lacked. In a way, it shows that she actually does care for him.

  18. Ashley G says:

    Lol I’m loving all of these stories. Had no idea he was so bad. Dish please

  19. Ale says:

    Huge Tool fan here. Yes, MJK can be a dick sometimes, but I think he was just being sarcastic. I kinda feel hope though Bieber is listening to their music.

    • Victoria says:

      Agreed. I love tool but the way they troll their fans with “new albums”… I’m still waiting!!!!

  20. whatWHAT? says:

    Maynard was a jerk.

    Hailey overreacted and was condescending.

    the end.

  21. jammypants says:

    You left the best part out about his concerts: people pay a crap ton and the show sells out…and you can’t see him onstage lol! He sings at the back. He’s a weird one. Kind of like Sia.

  22. 10KTurtle says:

    I’d like to hear Justin Bieber name three Tool songs without looking before I pass my judgement.

  23. MrsMyHusband'sName says:

    C’mon, Hailey…she should have just retweeted it, the husbs, too, with the little metal horns emoji. It’s Maynard; if you were into his music you would probably know he would respond like this. My friend got sucker punched and his wife threw her body across him screaming “Don’t hurt my husband!” Her response is the tweet equivalent of that.