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Kanye West may have just been caught pinching music software from a torrent site

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Kanye West is many things. 

He's an artist. A god. A business man. A producer. A bankrupt genius. He is, in his own words, "this generation's Disney".

He's also possibly a thief. 

Earlier this morning he sent the following Tweet - which we're going to screen grab in case he deletes it in the near future.

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On 'Day 3' (we've no idea what happened on days one and two), Kanye is apparently listening to Sufjan Stevens, Death With Dignity. Pretty innocuous. 

Until you have a closer look at what else Kanye is doing - as fellow music master deadmau5 did. 

One of the patron saints of Tidal, the saviour of musicians around the world, crafting "a more sustainable model for the music industry", appears to be torrenting the synthesizer software Serum from Pirate Bay. Presumably the Kanye logic is that it's OK to steal the paints but not the art it produces. Or something.

Let's say for a moment he isn't downloading Serum illegally. Perhaps he was using Pirate Bay for other purposes (researching a book?) and Serum was one of the tabs that just opened automatically on his browser. Poor Kanye. But he's still using Pirate Bay - a hugely disreputable torrenting site used for downloading content for free. A site largely blamed by lots of people like Kanye for pushing the music industry to the verge of extinction. It's slightly hypocritical really.

Kanye must still be waiting on that payment from Mark Zuckerberg to slide its way into his empty accounts.

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