“That know the day that you play me/Would be the same day MTV play videos…”

That line from the Kanye West track So Appalled reflects the sentiments many feel towards what used to be one of the greatest T.V stations in the world. The channel that once had you dancing in your living room, now has you rolling your eyes so far back into your head in a vain attempt of blocking out the likes of Pauly D and pregnant whiny teenagers. It’s highly ironic that the first video MTV ever played was The Buggles: Video Killed the Radio Star. In a sense, MTV killed themselves and the music, with endless moronic spiels of ‘reality’ TV.

Now, as usual, Deadmau5 wants his input.

After MTV had happily announced that Deadmau5 will be nominated for Best Canadian Act, he shot them down by replying, “Meh. Can I somehow opt out of this? @mtvema”.

Things got considerably more heated after he stated his reasons for hating and then getting called ‘ungrateful’.

Deadmau5 wouldn’t be the first to put down any nominations by a long shot. Eminem has always been very vocal about his dislike for awards and Hollywood legend Marlon Brando was perhaps too vocal at practicing his dislike. However, you can’t help but feel that Deadmau5 has a point. Who cares what anyone thinks about your music… Or is it truly that simple? Was it ever truly just about the music?

That’s alright to say if you’re flying high class celebs around in your Ferrari for coffee and interviews. But still, he has made a bold move and hopefully he sticks to it. Obviously he is uncomfortable with being lumped in with the likes of Drake, Justin Bieber, Tegan and Sarah and The Weeknd, who also received nominations for the award.

Whatever happens, it’s always nice to be nominated. We wish him the best of luck.