UPDATE: Carnage responded to the controversy on Wednesday (Oct. 28), claiming the laptop used in the tutorial video did not belong to him and was provided by a member of Razer’s video production team.
Carnage collaborated with Razer to promote Razer Music, a new digital content platform for aspiring music producers — but he is allegedly no longer associated with the company.
The producer, whose debut album, Papi Gordo, is scheduled for an Oct. 30 release, filmed a production tutorial video for Razer in which he allegedly used a pirated version of the software Sylenth. Lennar Digital, the company behind Sylenth, reached out to Carnage via Twitter to accuse him of breaking copyright law by using “illegal software”:
— LennarDigital (@LD_Sylenth1) October 21, 2015
Carnage reportedly denied the accusation and implied that the computer used in the promotional video belonged to Razer.
Though Razer has not released a public statement, the company has since taken down Carnage’s name from its website, and his production videos have been removed from Razer’s YouTube channel.
Razer has also been working with other producers, such as Deadmau5 and Dyro.
Billboard reached out to Carnage’s rep for comment but had not heard back at time of publication.
(h/t We Rave You)