What’s better than a little bit of good, simple, old-fashioned trolling?
If you watched the Grammys last night, you probably caught the Foo Fighters/deadmau5 performance (or better yet, Dave Grohl’s awkward dancing once he left the stage and deadmau5 took over). Despite what you think of his performance, that mouse helmet, or all the crazy kids and their glowsticks, you have to appreciate the little Grammy prank he pulled on a fellow musician.
In what can be seen as a wonderfully funny or painfully dickish move, deadmau5 showed up to last night’s Grammy awards wearing a T-shirt with dubstep artist Skrillex’s phone number. “U mad bro?” By the time deadmau5 performed at the show, the phone number was no longer visible – he just exposed the digits on the red carpet. But the internet did their job and the thing went viral. Plus, it really helped that deadmau5 tweeted this to his nearly 900,000 Twitter followers:
Maximum trolling achieved. twitter.com/deadmau5/statu…
— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) February 13, 2012
Skrillex seemed to be a decent sport about the whole thing, tweeting this:
@deadmau5 just wore my phone number on his fokin shirt on tv gotta retire this phoneHaha
And he even tried to turn the prank back around on deadmau5, to no avail:
@skrillex 😉 one step ahead of you! Ps. Congrats dude! Seriously, so rad!Nice try with the call forwarding
Twitter users reported that they were getting voicemail box full error messages when trying to contact Skrillex. Apparently, some people did a little bit of overreacting to what seemed to be a pretty innocent prank. Deadmau5 addressed these people in a Facebook post:
lady gaga can somehow pull off wearing meat, but as soon as i have a lul with a friend, OH SHIT NO I DIDNT. relax people. just a harmless bit of fun and trolling. gotta love the lil goblin for being a good sport about it… if i didnt think he would have… well… i probably would have done it anyway. why am i even writting this? epic fun times in LA! but i gotta scoot back to Toronto and finish off this damn studio so i can do whats *actually* important to me. making music.
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