More "Bad Blood"? The Scottish DJ went on a Twitter rant after Malik Retweeted what appeared to be a dig at Harris' girlfriend

By Jeff Nelson
Updated August 17, 2015 05:25 PM
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Another day, another Twitter feud. Going “at” it today (pun intended)? Calvin Harris and Zayn Malik.

The social media squabble started Monday afternoon when Malik retweeted a user who posted a since deleted Tweet featuring side-by-side quotes on the music industry from Taylor Swift (Harris’ girlfriend) and Miley Cyrus.

The quote from Swift finds her defending her decision to remove her music from Spotify. (Swift has been a vocal advocate for up-and-coming artists receiving their due in royalties.) Meanwhile the quote from Cyrus is taken from a W cover story, in which she said, “I’ve made my money. If no one buys my album, it’s cool. It’s fine. I’ve got a house, and I’ve got dogs that I love. I don’t need anything else.”

Harris, seeing Malik’s Retweet as a dig at Swift, Tweeted at him directly:

“You’ve made your money? Cool f— the 99 percent of musicians who depend on these services to survive right? yeah f— em.”

Then, the “How Deep is Your Love” DJ went on a rant, posting:

“If u don’t get what it means when successful artist uses their celebrity to benefit every other musician and songwriter in the industry stay out of my f—in mentions pls While u kids are refresh voting teen choice awards there’s some poor f—er in a basement making your new favorite record trying to survive Meaning stay out of things you don’t understand.”

The former One Direction star didn’t take kindly to Harris’s retorts and responded, Tweeting: “ha you just made an absolute fool of yourself you clearly didn’t understand what I just said either so I suggest you calm your knickers before them dentures fall out Oh and I write my own s— too d—head.”

Harris seemingly cooled down, responding to Malik, “all good, it was the quote not you personally” before apparently apologizing: “best of luck, genuinely. You’ve got a great voice.”