Not all is basically known about rapper, Kanye West’s financial status recently, but there are rumours that he downloaded a track from an illegal torrent, that was supposed to be allowed with serum, a music production programmer which costs less than $200.
According to the report from Daily Mail, “he took to Twitter to share a photo of his laptop screen to show that he was listening to a Sufjan Stevens song but hawk-eyed fans found something much more interesting about the snap.
One of the tabs Kanye had open in his web browser read ‘Pirate Bay Torrent Xfe…’ which lead many to believe that he could have been downloading an illegal torrent. Others, including EDM producer Deadmau5, even accused him of stealing wavetable synthesizer programme Serum by Xfer Records as ‘Xfer Records Serum t..’ could be seen in another one of the tabs.
The music production programme, which retails for $189, is used to produce high-quality sound with an easy-to-use interface. Deadmau5 , who also cofounded Xfer Records, was quick to chime in on the allegations as he tweeted to Kanye: ‘What the f*** @kanyewest … Can’t afford serum? D***.’
The 35-year-old music producer – real name Joel Thomas Zimmerman – did not stop there as he continued: ‘Let’s start a Kickstarter to help @kanyewest afford a copy of Serum.’
The Ghost & Stuff hitmaker finished off the social media rant with: ‘He needs a small loan of 200$ #prayforyeezy.’
One user posted: ‘@kanyewest torrenting serum? nice. @steve_duda congrats you’ve made it.’
Steve Duda is a musical artist who is close friends and often works with Deadmau5, who also creates plugins used for music production under his Xfer Records brand which sells Serum.”