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UPDATE: Kanye has officially responded to deadmau5! See below.


 

By now, everyone\’s probably well-aware that Kanye West\’s latest album, \”The Life of Pablo\”, has officially released and is available right now, exclusively on the streaming platform TIDAL. Due to this exclusivity, TLOP was quickly ripped and put on torrent sites and was downloaded in excess of 500,000 times. Shortly after, Kanye and his legal team drew up plans to sue The Pirate Bay, the largest torrent provider online, for having the album available. Turns out Kanye\’s camp are torrenting themselves.

Day 3 pic.twitter.com/zPw0eFEFGF

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 2, 2016


Yesterday, Kanye tweeted out a photo (above) of a Sufjan Stevens song as he\’s on the 3rd day of working on his upcoming album, \”Turbo Grafx 16\”. Upon the posting of the photo, many people quickly noticed that there was a tab open which read \”Pirate Bay Torrent Xfer\” alongside a tab that read \”Xfer Records Serum\”, which shows Kanye is purportedly trying to illegally download the producing synthesizer, Serum.

This immediately grabbed the attention of Deadmau5, who is actually a backer of Xfer Records – the company which created Serum, and he tweeted out Kanye, calling him a \”dick\” for allegedly torrenting software for a company in which Deadmau5 is directly affiliated with. This then prompted a slew of tweets from Deadmau5, even prompting to start a Kickstarter for Kanye to get a copy of Serum, and relating the situation to that of the Razer Music & Carnage situation.

What the fuck @kanyewest … Can\’t afford serum? Dick. pic.twitter.com/8B2aiyORZs

— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) March 2, 2016

Let\’s start a Kickstarter to help @kanyewest afford a copy of Serum.

— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) March 2, 2016

Inb4 @djcarnage and @kanyewest mashups ft. TeamAIR.

— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) March 2, 2016

Here\’s where it gets interesting. Within the YouTube video that Kanye posted, there is the comment section which shows an thumbnail of the YouTube user\’s profile picture along with a space to post a comment. With the profile picture being visible, it just requires a little bit of digging to then find the name associated with the account. Turns out, the YouTube icon within Kanye\’s picture shows that the account (and likely computer) belongs to Ye\’s main producer, Mike Dean.

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So, there you have it. Kanye isn\’t torrenting, producer Mike Dean is, which actually makes far more sense for a large-scale producer to be torrenting a synthesizer, as opposed to Kanye himself.


Kanye responds to deadmau5, turns the situation into a joke regarding the mispronunciation of deadmau5\’s name, as well as an advertisement for TIDAL:

@Deadmau5 … is this person’s name pronounced dead-mow-five?

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 2, 2016

# ok very serious question…

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 2, 2016

# whose job is it to carry the head on the plane # hash tag # do you check the mickey mouse head or carry on # does it get hot?

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 2, 2016

# ok another super serious question … is there a portable fan situation?

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 2, 2016

# hash tag you raised Tidal’s subscriptions by a whopping 🐭🐭🐭downloads

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 2, 2016

# I’m bored ### when you get married will your wife have a giant minnie mouse head? # This brightened up my day… thank you dead-mow-five

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 2, 2016

Do you do birthday parties?? My daughter loves Minnie mouse…

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 2, 2016

can you please bring the minnie mouse head … not yours she specifically likes minnie mouse …

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 2, 2016

I need you to perform at her party with specifically a minnie mouse dead-mow-five head… not a mickey mouse dead-mow-five head.

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 2, 2016

I’m very detailed oriented and I will know the difference so don’t try to just throw a bow on the original head…

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 2, 2016

I want to stream you performing in a Minnie Mouse head on @Tidal

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 2, 2016

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