“Who The F*ck Are All These People?” - Deadmau5 Hits Out At Calvin Harris' Feature-Packed New Album
"I personally like that I’ve managed to do everything myself. I wouldn’t trade that for a million album sales. Some would.”
Writing on Twitter, the Canadian DJ and producer said: “Anyone ever remember when Calvin Harris was just…Calvin Harris? Who the f*ck are all these other people? Like…why?”
Deadmau5, real name Joel Zimmerman, then mocked Harris by suggesting that he’d be personally collaborating with Barry Manilow and a potato.
“Deadmau5 ft. Barry Manilow ft. Gloria Gaynor ft. Ghostface Killah ft. REO Speedwagon ft. Garth Brooks ft. a potato ft. Steve Nash ft. me.”
Zimmerman continued: “F*cking hate watching what I love to do get raped by popular culture for the sake of selling stupid sh*t for stupid people."
One person replied saying, “maybe you have envy just because well-known artists collaborate with him instead of doing it with you,” to which Deadmau5 said: “not really, no. I personally like that I’ve managed to do everything myself. I wouldn’t trade that for a million album sales. Some would.”
Deadmau5 continued: “I’m not anti-collab. Works well when it works well. But f*ck, some of this sh*t just reeks of “I gotta do this to stay on top” not “art”.”
“Nothing new here. Just your typical sell-out rant about people who obviously know how to pander sh*t for the sake of capitalism. Moving on.”
Calvin Harris’ new single, ‘Rollin’, featuring Future and Khalid, is dropping this Friday. The third single from Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, ‘Rollin’ follows ‘Heatstroke’, featuring Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams and Young Thug, and ‘Slide’, featuring Frank Ocean and Migos.
Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 is out Friday, June 30, and we can't wait to hear it.
Remind yourself of the time Deadmau5 accepted Calvin Harris' double platinum award - after a mix-up in the post - here.
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