Kanye West hits back at deadmau5 by comparing him to Mickey Mouse

The rapper isn’t taking deadmau5’s insults lying down

Kanye West has fired back at deadmau5 after the producer called him out on Twitter for appearing to use a piracy website to download software.

The rapper inadvertently revealed that he had visited popular BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay in another tab of his internet browser when he tweeted a screenshot of a Sufjan Stevens song yesterday (March 1).

West drew a strong rebuke from deadmau5, who accused him of attempting to download pirated versions of digital synthesizer plug-in Serum.

In a series of tweets posted earlier today (March 2), West responded to the producer by mocking his mouse-head costume. He stopped short of denying or confirming the accusations of downloading pirated software.


West and Deadmau5 are both currently artist stakeholders in Jay Z’s music streaming service Tidal.

Update 02.03.16: Kanye’s camp have confirmed to Pitchfork that the laptop in question does not belong to him. The tweet was reportedly intended as a joke, referring to the rampant piracy of ‘The Life of Pablo’.