Canadian EDM megastar deadmau5 has generated substantial social media buzz throughout his career, calling out other artists across his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Following recent rants about Justin Bieber and ongoing feuds with artists like Skrillex, though, the electronic musician (real name Joel Zimmerman) stepped away from the social media spotlight, deleting his Twitter account.
He reactivated it last night (December 21), with all previous posts deleted. Briefly explaining the decision, he took to Tumblr to assure fans that his recent retreat had nothing to do with "popstars or dubstep tryhards," though he did offer an apology for "being a dick to those who are fans and supporters."
alright. im going to lay this on the table, as is. do what you will with it. https://t.co/GHPTs81gJB— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) December 22, 2015
The complete message reads:
like many other human beings, I've been dealing with some depression issues that i don't need to go into detail with. Id consider myself far from emotionally stable, though, not unstable enough to know support when i see it. Deactivating social media for a minute has nothing at all to do with popstars or dubstep tryhards. It was a kneejerk reaction to something i saw coming a long time ago. Also, nobodies business but my own.
id like to apologize to my fans and supporters for fucking off so abruptly, and leaving them out of the loop in terms of developments in my career and some small glimpes into my personal life…. ill resume that program for you. It's the holidays, so ill slow things down until the new year, and chill out with friends and loved ones on vacation till the 17th or so. Then it's back into the new studio, where ill just keep being me, and making music.
Once again, sorry for being a dick to those who are fans and supporters.
Since returning to Twitter and amassing over 3 million followers, the producer has also shared a photo of what he's been up to in the studio.
desks put together. building a pentagram of awesome. https://t.co/A978R3fXw3— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) December 22, 2015