deadmau5 "f***ing hates" Kanye West.

The 'I Remember' dance music icon has hit out at the rapper, ruling out ever teaming up with him on a track.

When asked who he would like to collaborate with, he told Vibe magazine: "Anyone other than f***ing Kanye. I f***ing hate him."

The 32-year-old Canadian DJ also dismissed the term 'EDM,' short for Electronic Dance Music' - the scene he is associated with -saying, "Yeah, I just renamed it. I called it 'Event-Driven Marketing.' "

The outspoken star also said that if he were ever in trouble the first person he would reach out to would be Motley Crue's drummer.

He added: "If I'm having problems with my label, I can always talk to Tommy Lee, who's been sued more times than anyone I know. It makes my life not feel so f***ing bad."

deadmau5 - real name Joel Zimmerman - later took to Twitter to brush off the comments, writing: "Holy crap! ... Jesus, I say some gnarly s**t sometimes(sic). Hahahaha. Oh man. I don't even remember that one. Oh well (sic).

"I'm done, that ones to bed, lets move on (sic)."

The DJ's latest record, '> album title goes here <' was nominated for a Grammy award in the 'Best Dance/Electronica Album' category last Sunday (10.02.13), but he was beaten by the Skrillex with his 'Bangarang' EP.