DJ Snake explains social media hiatus


One of the big talking points in EDM recently has been DJ Snake. Due to the recent lawsuit filed against him and Lil Jon for plagiarism of their smash-hit ‘Turn Down For What‘, his absence from social media has been noticed, resulting in constant coverage of the story in every which way.

Early last month, Snake cancelled his Hangout Music Festival performance and deleted his Instagram and Twitter accounts in which he had amassed a combined 4 million followers. After taking a much-needed break from EDM world, Snake posted the following tweet to his Twitter, which he has only recently re-activated.

The lawsuit, which prompted Snake’s social media absence, arose early last month. Hip-hop artist Freddie Gz announced that he would sue DJ Snake & Lil Jon for their track ‘Turn Down For What’, accusing the two of plagiarizing his track also named ‘Turn Down For What’. The lawsuit is spearheaded by Richard Busch, who successfully won a massive settlement for the heirs of the late, great Marvin Gaye over Robin Thicke’s track ‘Blurred Lines’. The family was awarded a whopping $7.4 million dollars.

With no news on where or when the court case will take place, fans are eagerly hoping the case doesn’t further hinder DJ Snake’s touring schedule.

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