Sceenshot via YouTube / Image via Wikipedia

Sceenshot via YouTube / Image via Wikipedia


UPDATE: It looks like Deadmau5 has awoken from his slumber to respond to Kanye’s tweets.


Deadmau5 is a popular artist who wears a giant mouse headpiece. He’s got over 9 million fans on Facebook and he’s one of the biggest names in electronic music, but he’s getting more internet attention than ever thanks to Kanye West.

It all started because a screenshot Kanye West shared showed that he (or someone using the computer) had been visiting The Pirate Bay to download a production software called Serum. Deadmau5 is a co-founder of Xfer Records, which makes the Serum software, and when he saw the news, he tweeted, “What the fuck @kanyewest … Can’t afford serum? Dick.”

TMZ’s sources claim that the whole Pirate Bay thing was a joke, and now Kanye is responding to Deadmau5—or dead-mow-five as Kanye’s calling him—in hilarious fashion. See the tweets below.


The good news for Deadmau5? All of Kanye’s Twitter jokes are paying off, and more people are looking up Deadmau5 than ever before. Now Kanye can claim that he made Taylor Swift and Dead-mow-five famous. From Google Trends showing searches for Deadmau5:


Screenshot of Kanye West and Deadmau5 together at the TIDAL launch event.

Screenshot of Kanye West and Deadmau5 together at the TIDAL launch event.