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Kanye West appears to reveal file sharing in Twitter photo

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 11:53 PM

SEPT. 10, 2015 FILE PHOTO.Richard Drew/AP

Kanye West might be a file digger.

Maybe he really is broke.

The “most important living artist” seemed to show he might participate in file sharing when he tweeted a screenshot of his Internet activity Tuesday night.

The photo was simply captioned “Day 3” and highlighted the “Gold Digger” rapper listening to “Death with Dignity” by indie folk artist Sufjan Stevens on YouTube.

But, the Internet doesn’t miss a thing and was quick to point out the rapper’s downloading activity.

The 38-year-old had tabs open for popular file-sharing website Pirate Bay; Xfer Records Serum, a music editing program; and Media Downloader, which grabs videos from YouTube.

The downloading websites seemed to cause MacKeeper to open a common popup on Apple browsers from torrenting.

All the tabs also appeared to have led to a random spam popup reading “Attention!” on the artist’s screen.

The possible downloading spree comes after Kim Kardashian’s beau proclaimed he was $ 53 million in debt and even tried to solicit loans from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

In fact, he was desperately promoting his latest album “The Life of Pablo” on Twitter after its release, pleading with fans to buy the track on Jay Z’s music subscription service Tidal.

“Please for all music loves. Please subscribe to tidal!!! I decided not sell my album for another week. Please subscribe to tidal,” he wrote in one of his infamous Twitter rants.

The screengrab showed sites like Pirate Bay and MediaDownloader. Two tools often used to pirate media (Although not always).Twitter

The screengrab showed sites like Pirate Bay and MediaDownloader. Two tools often used to pirate media (Although not always).

Even more absurd is that West recently contemplated suing Pirate Bay because his exclusive new album was reportedly plagued by piracy concerns.

Needless to say, it’s unclear what West was doing on those websites or whether it was even posted accidently.

Still, the revealing photo has yet to be deleted allowing online users to slam the rap mogul.

“You use pirate bay to download your album too?” one user joked.

“@Kanyewest if you’re gonna use piratebay at least get the adblock extension. Makes it easier to use,” another adviced.

The mocking was endless, bringing Yeezy down to a just-like-everyone-else-who-torrents level.

“Its kind of satisfying to know that Kanye also has to deal with mackeeper pop ups and for some reason uses safari,” one fan wrote.

Even Deadmau5, who co-founded Xfer Records in 2005, blasted West.

“Let’s start a Kickstarter to help @kanyewest afford a copy of Serum,” the house music producer tweeted.

“He needs a small loan of $ 200 #prayforyeezy,” the DJ added.

mdostis@nydailynews.com


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