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Skrillex Calls Deadmau5 An “Asshole”, Defends Justin Bieber

Written by Emmy Mack on August 12, 2015

Skrillex has come out swinging against Deadmau5, slapping back at comments his old mentor made about the dubstep wizard’s recent collab with noted pop pest, Justin Bieber.

In a radio interview with New York’s AMP 92.3, Skrill directly addressed Deadmau5’s social media slagging of his, Biebs’ and Diplo’s platinum-certified single Where Are Ü Now, in which the EDM mouse said: “Made the mistake of listening to this Jack Ü shit with Bieber assuming they at least did something cool… nope. What the fuck is this shit?”

Skrillex responded: “I don’t take it personally because I’m secure with myself and what I do, I love what I do…”

Commenting on how the pair’s relationship has changed since a starry-eyed young Sonny Moore first handed the world’s most famous non-Disney rodent a USB full of songs at an LA party, the dub master said (via Alt Press): “I’ll always have love for Joel because he put me on at an early time, but he’s an asshole. And everyone knows that, and he knows that. And that’s kinda his thing.”

“…But I almost feel bad that that’s his one way of getting attention rather than going into music and curating,” he continued.

“I think his attitude’s changed over the last couple years. I personally have become less connected to his music because his personality is almost overshadowing that, when he is such an incredible artist.”

The Bangarang architect also addressed the issue of working with Bieber, making the shocking confession that he genuinely enjoys the tween heartthrob’s company.

“It doesn’t even matter what anybody says,” Skrillex contended. “He’s the most talented, gifted kid I’ve ever seen. Like, at everything.”

He further raved: “[Biebs] can skateboard. He can, like, beat everyone at ping-pong and pool… He’s also really quite [a] sweet person as well…”

“He’s on fire right now, and I think he’s re-inspired.”

Skrillex is currently producing Bieber’s new album. Check out his full interview with AMP 92.3 FM, below.

Watch: Skrillex In Studio With Shoboy

Watch: Skrillex and Diplo – Where Are Ü Now with Justin Bieber

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