Paris Hilton Brushes Off Deadmau5 Calling Her an 'Amateur' DJ
Paris Hilton has brushed off an online attack from dance superstar Deadmau5 after he slammed the socialite-turned-club DJ as an "amateur" who has "no place" spinning in top venues around the world. The hotel heiress and reality TV regular spent the summer playing hits for fans at club Amnesia in Spanish party paradise Ibiza after a successful residency stint behind the decks last year, and she capitalised on her DJ popularity by booking a turntable tour, with dates in Europe, Asia, South America and the US.
However, Hilton's international club success has annoyed Deadmau5, who took aim at the socialite in a blog post on Thursday, insisting she is "being a straight up a**" by taking away big gigs from real turntable artists and "insulting" stars like himself by claiming she is a "professional" DJ.
Deadmau5 compared Hilton jumping into the DJ industry with him declaring himself a professional Formula One racing driver, and closed the note by writing, "so paris, thank you... were actually not even mad you're enthusiastic about electronic music... we love that you're a part of our party. But please, get back in your go kart. No need to prove that you found someone stupid enough to consider paying you a million dollars for something the world knows you aren't... because here's what you actually are to everyone who knows better.. ticket sales. nothing more."
The angry post was brought to Hilton's attention on Friday, but she immediately dismissed Deadmau5′s negative comments.
Taking to Twitter.com, Hilton wrote, "I find it hilarious when others try to badmouth me in order to get attention. Sorry that I'm Killingit while doing what I love & live for."
She then teased fans by announcing, "Yay! Exciting news! Just signed a huge residency deal at one of my favorite cities in the world! LovingLife Killingit".