It all started when Ilayaraja lost his cool and shouted at a reporter when he was asked about his views on the beep song controversy. Music composer James Vasanthan took to twitter to express his thoughts about this incident. He wrote that he appreciates the reporter who brought out Ilayaraja's real behaviour. Ilayaraja fans, who were extremely unhappy with this, did not take it easily. His twitter post and account started receiving a lot of hatred and criticism. So much so that James Vasanthan had to deactivate his twitter account. The composer also apologised for hurting Ilayaraja fans with his views.