UPDATE: Madonna has responded to Deadmau5′s criticism that the singer should not have promoted drug use at Ultra Music Festival by asking “Who here has seen Molly?” We don’t really buy it (the pop icon’s latest album is called MDNA) but here’s the exchange via Twitter:
Madonna: “From one mouse to another. I don’t support drug use and I never have. I was referring to the song called ‘Have You Seen Molly’ written by my friend Cedric Gervais who I almost worked with on my last album.”
Deadmau5: “Fair enough, I was just voicing my concerns as i usually do. +1 respect for clearing it up personally.”
Madonna: “Communication is always best. You should have called me first, we could have cleared it up ‘privately’ See you on the road.”
Deadmau5: “Sure. Regardless, just be a little more aware of what you *should* represent at EDM events, and I’ll watch my mouth.”
She also included a classic photo wearing mouse ears. Pretty clever. PLUR y’all.
While we were enjoying a nice quiet weekend away from the madness of Miami, it seems that the always controversial (at least when she’s not performing at the Superbowl) Madonna dropped in on Avcii‘s set at Ultra Music Festival with a not so sly references to MDMA (ecstasy) for the gigantic crowd.
The singer asked the giant crowd, “How many of you have seen ‘Molly?’” Molly of course being a a slang term for MDMA. The singer said it while wearing a shirt bearing the name of her latest album, MDNA, another not-so-subtle reference to the drug.
While few seem to mind Madge’s recent phenethylamine-fueled aesthetic, Deadmau5 wasn’t so amused, taking to his Facebook to blast the material girl by posting, “’HUR DUR HAS ANYONE SEEN MOLLY???’ Such a great message for the young music lovers at ultra. quite the f’n philanthropist. but hey, at least yer HIP AND TRENDY! fucking cant smack my head hard enough right now.”
He went on justify his reaction by posting:
“Seriously, i giveth not a fucking single FUCK for slating on madonna for reaching an entirely NEW level of idiocy … i can appreciate her meteoric career, and all good deeds done, but WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT? That’s your big contribution to EDM? Thats your big message to ultra attendies? hipsterspeak for looking for drugs? fuck off you fucking IDIOT. fuck.”
And then later posted a more measured clarification on his Tumblr page.
You can see Madonna’s initial statement at the :45 second mark of this video. While there’s no denying the singer’s long running contributions to dance music, it’s rather painful to watch the 54 year old mother of four pause right before jumping off the deep end with the word “Molly.” Like she choked on the script someone else told her to say.