Kanye West lobs insults at Canadian DJ Deadmau5 in Twitter scuffle

TORONTO -- Kanye West has launched another one of his trademark Twitter tirades and Canadian electronic dance producer Deadmau5 is his latest target.

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West is fighting back against tweets posted by the DJ from Niagara Falls, Ont. He called West out for posting a photo that appeared to show the rapper pirating music editing software.

Deadmau5, whose real name is Joel Zimmerman, then tweeted a tongue-in-cheek proposal to crowdfund enough money to buy West a legal copy.

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

— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) March 2, 2016

Within hours, West shot back with a few choice insults for Deadmau5, aimed directly at his trademark mouse-themed headgear.

He asked whether Zimmerman checked his mouse head when boarding a flight or brought it onboard as a carry-on item. He then requested that Zimmerman dress as Minnie Mouse for his daughter's birthday party. West didn't address the accusations of pirating software.

# 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

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

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 2, 2016

Zimmerman and West both own stakes in the Tidal streaming music service, which hosted the debut of West's new album last month. The rapper encouraged his fans to pay for a Tidal subscription rather than illegally downloading his album.



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