Kanye West Had Illegal Torrent Site Open In Browser

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Kanye West tweeted a photo Tuesday night of his desktop showing that he had visited Pirate Bay, a torrent site used for illegally downloading music, movies and software that he has fiercely criticized in the past.

In the photo, Kanye showed himself listening to Sufjan Stevens’ “Death With Dignity” track, but one of the other tabs in his browser displayed the Pirate Bay site.

Kanye also had a tab open showing Serum, an audio synthesizer program made by Xfer Records that requires a $189 subscription, leading some Twitter users to believe that he used Pirate Bay to download the software to avoid the cost.

Kanye has previously made a big deal about his fans not using sites like Pirate Bay to download his music. When his album “Life of Pablo” dropped, West encouraged people to download and pay for Tidal if they wanted to listen.

According to Hollywood Life, West might have even had intentions to sue Pirate Bay after it allowed “Life of Pablo” to be illegally downloaded more than 500,000 times.

“Kanye is going to meet with his legal team to discuss the possibilities of starting legal action against torrent site Pirate Bay,” a source told Hollywood Life.