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Thursday 18 September 2014

Deadmau5: I don't earn millions

Deadmau5 has scoffed at reports he earns 11 miilion US dollars a year

Deadmau5 has denied having an annual pay of 11 million US dollars.

The Canadian electronic musician, whose real name is Joel Zimmerman, came sixth in Forbes.com's list of highest-earning dance music stars, which claimed that he apparently earns around that amount each year.

But Deadmau5 said he doesn't earn anything near that figure, telling Billboard.com at the FutureSound Conference: "After I saw the article, I called my manager and said, 'Yo, what the f***? I'm 9 million short, dude. We gotta talk. Nobody is making that kind of money."

Meanwhile, the 31-year-old also revealed that he has rekindled his romance with tattoo artist Kat Von D, aka Katherine von Drachenberg, who has accompanied him on a trip to London.

He posted a picture of Kat on his Twitter, with the caption: "I'm gunna marry this chick one day," after adding a photo of the pair sitting next to each other.

The couple previously split earlier this month.

"Man... Can't say I didn't give it my best," Kat wrote, followed by: "Clarification: Deadmau5 and I are no longer together."

Deadmau5 admitted: "Going to spend a little while screwing my head back on. i guess im not cut out for relationships right now. and that's all i really want to dwell on it right now. ill figure it out. no hard feelings."

"it happened too fast, i lost my balance and fell into a familiar dark place that im having difficulty with. she deserves someone stronger," he added.

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