The war of words between Jahan Yousaf of Krewella, deadmau5 and former Krewella producer/DJ Kristopher "Rainman" Trindl continues to heat up. After a pretty quiet period after the initial shock had settled in from the court filings by Trindl and the counter-filings by Krewella, the two sides have started to wage the war of public opinion online. After an op-ed in Billboard by Jahan Yousaf, Kris took to Twitter to respond to Yousaf's comments, saying he was "betrayed" by the group and he was "forced out so that everybody could cash better checks," via EDMTunes.
everyone on krewellas team has betrayed me. believe what you'd like but i have been forced out so that everybody could cash better checks
— Delirium Tremens (@omgRainMan) December 10, 2014
Trindl is reacting to Jahan Yousaf's long Bilboard op-ed piece that was penned yesterday, Dec. 9, responding to vulgar comments that have been directed their way after the news broke that Trindl had been allegedly kicked out of the trio. The letter further goes on to deny any involvement in kicking out Trindl and alleges the ex-member left by his own fruition.
Trindl has restarted his own career as a solo act, releasing a remix and starting a side project titled Hunter Square alongside ex-Kill Hannah vocalist Mat Devine. Krewella has "Said Goodbye" to Trindl officially and recently released a new song with the same title.
The war of words is not likely to end anytime soon, as they want to try and sway the public toward their side of the story. More details will emerge during the court proceedings, but these public spats will continue to keep lawsuits looming over both parties for months to come.
The court case is the most important battle between these two parties, but swaying public opinion one way or another could be crucial for Trindl and Krewella's careers going forward.