Deadmau5 participates in Gumball 3000 on June 5 in Miami Beach, Florida.

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By Brittany Levine2014-08-31 03:35:59 UTC

While Deadmau5’s fans loved his “Purrari,” the Ferrari he tricked out with a Nyan cat theme, the Italian car maker was not a fan.

Ferrari sent the electronic music producer, famous for wearing a mouse-head helmet during shows, a cease and desist letter regarding his decorated Ferrari 458 Spider, which he put up for sale for $380,000 earlier this summer.

Deadmau5, also known as Joel Zimmerman, removed the sky blue car wrap inspired by the internet meme, Nyan cat, which has a pop-tart body and leaves a rainbow trail while it flies through space, he announced on Twitter this week.

I wonder if the jackass lawyer at @FerrariUSA who sent us a “cease and desist” letter over the purrari is un-butthurt now that I unwrapped.

— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) August 27, 2014

Ferrari took the most offense to his custom badges and floor mats with Purrari logos, he told Twitter followers.

The Purrari had its time to shine, though. Deadmau5 raced it through Europe during the Gumball 3000 international motor rally and he even drove it during a coffee run with fellow Canadian, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. You know, the guy who was captured in a cellphone video smoking crack cocaine.

There’s a lively discussion going on about the cease and desist letter on Reddit.

A call to Ferrari’s international number in search of a spokesperson to explain the reasoning for the letter was answered by a man who repeatedly said “No English” before hanging up. An email to a Ferrari marketing team went unanswered.

Deadmau5 already owns a 650S Spider from Ferrari’s age-old rival, McLaren, but he has his eye on a McLaren P1 GTR.

.@notkylemundy Ive got my eyes on that @McLarenAuto P1 GTR… Even a mau5 can dream!

— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) August 27, 2014

Maybe we’ll see a “McPurrin” one day?

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