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Indie rockers The Black Keys are fuming with MTV Video Music Awards bosses for messing up the wording on their 2011 Breakthrough Video prize.
The duo was on tour and couldn't attend the prizegiving in August (11) and they were flabbergasted when their manager sent them a cellphone image of the 'Moonman' award, which listed the winners as the Black Eyed Peas.
Revealing the blunder in a new GQ interview, Black Keys star Dan Auerbach says, "The plaque read... 'The Black Eyed Peas - Tighten Up. Breakthrough Video.' I was just like, 'Wow. A channel that's never respected us or played us to f**k us like that? It's kind of awesome."
The pair considered auctioning off the prize on, but Auerbach reveals he has since been told he must return the award.
He adds, "We figured that we should get proper ones made with our names on it, because in 20 years, nobody's going to know who the Black Eyed Peas are.
"So we decided to get our own award. But they made us send them back before they would give us proper ones."


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