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Kanye West has explained that ‘torrent site’ picture and his excuse is pathetic

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Ben Scott
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It really wasn’t all that long ago that Kanye West got busted for sharing a photo that sure looked like he was illegally downloading music software.

Apart from dragging deadmau5 Dead-mow-five’s name through the dirt for calling him out, he never did explain himself. Until now, in a casual interview with some of the papparazzi outside LAX airport. Turns out he had a perfectly reasonable explanation for it after all.

It wasn’t his computer.

Silly us! How wrong we were to assume that anyone tweeting a photo of a laptop they were listening to music on was their own computer.

Clearly unsure of his own point, his excuse might have washed a bit better if he didn’t go on to claim that there were loads of artists who are downloading stuff for free as well.

“I do think that people in the music industry, hypocritically, download sounds and shit like that,” he said. “They’ll download plugins, apps… That’s true.”

It’s probably worth noting that the chap filming pounced on Kanye before he even got out of the car, and it sure looked like he had to think of an answer on the spot. Which might go some way to explain the almost robot-like lengthy pauses where the rapper stares off into space. Beware of that guerrilla marketing for Tidal in there too.

Check out the full video below.