Deadmau5 takes trolling on the road in a Nyan Cat Ferrari

The license plate reads EPICLULZ. 


Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Published Feb 3, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 7:29 pm CDT

Yesterday, superstar Canadian DJ deadmau5, a.k.a. Joel Zimmerman, dropped a new release on his Facebook page. But it wasn’t a new track. Naturally, it was his Nyan Cat-wrapped Ferrari.

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The 8-bit-influenced meme known as Nyan Cat has experienced a surge in popularity thanks to its appearance on the cryptocurrency Nyancoin, and since its creation in 2011, contemporary DJs like Skrillex and Deadmau5 have embraced the video’s BPM-friendly sound and Nyan Cat’s psychedelic Pop Tart trip. For a DJ with enough money to buy a Ferrari 458 Spider, a Nyan Cat wrap is obviously the next logical step.

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Deadmau5 hinted at the wrap back in October, via his Instagram page, and he’s apparently entered the car in this year’s Gumball 3000 rally. We would love to see a remake of The Cannonball Run but with wealthy, meme-obsessed DJs.

Of course, the post generated a lot of controversy among Ferrari and Nyan Cat fans.

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Deadmau5 later posted this inspirational message to Facebook:

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“if you think the car’s bad…you should see what i did you my bathroom wallpaper. Isn’t it fun to do things your own way and just not give a fuck? try it. you’ll like it. i promise.” 

And yes, the license plate does read EPICLULZ. 

Photo via .RGB./Flickr

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*First Published: Feb 3, 2014, 6:14 pm CST