Calvin Harris attacks BPI after his YouTube videos are removed

Plus Harris threatens to drive a car through their office window

Calvin Harris has branded the British Phonographic Industry “cunts”, accusing them of causing the removal of his official music videos from YouTube.

The singer/producer was reacting to the removal of the video for his forthcoming single ‘Ready For The Weekend’, which he says was taken down after a “copyright claim” by the trade organisation that represents the UK music industry.

Writing on his Twitter page at, Harris pointed to the fact that although bootlegged videos of the song still remained on the site, his original version had been removed.

“IT’S MY FUCKING SONG YOU ABSOLUTE BASTARDS,” he wrote. “It’s the fucking BPI. FUCK YOU ‘The BPI‘. What have you ever done for anybody you useless shower of cunts.”

He added: “The BPI are the worst organisation to ever walk the earth, and their set-up is shambolic, and their online employees are all massive retards.

“This is unbelievable, and it seems I am completely powerless to do anything. Sony [his parent record label] have done nothing, the BPI have done nothing.”

Joking about innovative ways to sort the problem, Harris continued: “I’m going to drive my car into the big window in the BPI‘s offices on my way to the studio this morning (July 23). I’m going to hire a 4×4 for the day so I make more of an impact, and hopefully reach the online monkeys at the back of the office.”

‘Ready For The Weekend’ is out on August 10.