Deadmau5 quits social media following Justin Bieber rant
Deadmau5 has released new music and deleted his social media accounts following a rant about Justin Bieber, according to reports.
The Canadian DJ posted a video on Thursday, slating Bieber for allegedly not writing any of the songs on his new album Purpose. Editors at DailyMail.com report the DJ said in the clip on Twitter "I can accept that his album is probably good. What I'm mad about is that none of this is his... What did you do? Oh, you sang on it. Well, you know, I can credit you for having to be able to hold a pitch on two syllables throughout an entire 75-minute album."
Deadmau5, real name Joel Zimmerman, then deleted the tweets, and wrote in a post on his Facebook page, "**** social media'. The only thing it’s useful for is promoting, advertising, and more advertising. As far as being a human being on social media, forget about it. You’re just another number we can all add into our little follower count, that ultimately adds up to NOTHING I require to make music."
He then uploaded two new tracks, titled 00001 and 00002, before deleting both his Twitter and Facebook accounts on Friday.
Last week, the DJ was hospitalised following a lymph node infection. He told his fans on Instagram that he snuck out of the medical facility to play a gig for Red Bull in Miami, Florida and then returned for more treatment.
Deadmau5 later revealed he was discharged to recover at home, and wrote, "Back home. Everything is groovy..."