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Look out BBC! Calvin Harris is coming for you!
The DJ recently sat down for an interview with BBC, but they did an edting number on his interview. Harris was taken so out of context that he's even considered suing them!
So what did they chop up that was so bad?
The BBC made it seem like Harris fake DJs his live shows!
The Newsbeat story read “Do superstar DJs just press 'go' on their live shows?" and then quoted him as saying:
"I think it's not a problem. In the club, you want to hear a produced piece of music, you want to hear the bass, you want to hear it as good as it can sound… I used to perform with a band putting all sorts of work into a live show, and I can tell you that the reaction was worse than it is when I'm DJing."
Hmm… That doesn’t sound good at all!
So Harris hit back via Twitter rant. The DJ tweeted:
“Find the audio where i say "it's ok to prerecord a DJ set" it doesn't f*cking exist, and i don't know ANY DJ that actually does that”
“F*cking raging with this Newsbeat guy. I remember the interview and his stupid f*cking question is it ok for DJs to play records”
“Then he'll change his question in the edit to is it ok to PRERECORD a DJ set and use my answer to a DIFFERENT QUESTION?!”
“Changing my answer and questioning my integrity to suit your sh*t report @BBCNewsbeat”
“I remember this guy from @BBCNewsbeat who did the interview, he actually apologised beforehand for not being prepared + knew nothing”
“Then he'll make ME look bad because HE'S shite, and play it on the biggest national radio station in the UK?! Right ok @BBCNewsbeat”
“I would LOVE them to release the FULL AUDIO from that interview with HIS QUESTIONS included for some f*cking context@BBCNewsbeat”
“Release the audio @BBCNewsbeat and we will see exactly what was said, instead to stitching me up because u needed a bad guy in your "report"”
“No i won't f*cking calm down! When i've got sh*tloads of messages slating me for something i didn't say @BBCNewsbeat”
“Next @BBCNewsbeat report: Should bands use strings on track at V Festival because they can't afford an orchestra, we investigate”
“Fact is @BBCNewsbeat pre recorded my answers to a different set of questions. The guy wasn't even wearing a f*cking mic”
“OK that's me done. Needed to respond because i had so many messages calling me out on some things that they had made up.”
Wow! Tell us how U really feel, Calvin! LOLZ!
No, but srsly, if he was taken out of context, that is so horrible. And pretty illegal since it involves his actual performance and reputation. Calvin finished the rant by tweeting:
Looking into taking action on @bbcnewsbeat for that libellous broadcast
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) November 20, 2012
The BBC still hasn’t said anything about the report, but it seems like they should take action soon, before the DJ strikes first!
So much dramz!
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