Deadmau5 bashes Madonna for her drug references: “F–k off you f–king idiot”

Yesterday, we discussed the new photos of 15-year-old Lourdes, puffing away on a cigarette. I was surprised by how many of you didn’t think a 15-year-old smoking was any big deal. I guess I was a late bloomer when it came to cigarettes, though – I tried cigs years AFTER I tried pot and LSD. Hmm… what does that say about me? Anyway, Madonna was asked about her daughter’s cigarette-smoking in an interview yesterday, and Madge didn’t seem all that concerned. All she said was, “I have to keep my eye on her.” I kind of like that Madge didn’t get into it publicly – that if she has an admonishment for Lola, Madonna will do it privately. Madge did say that Lola is very talented though: “She plays the piano beautifully. She’s an incredible singer. But she’s going through that ‘I-don’t-want-anyone-to-notice-me phase.’”

Meanwhile, in a turn of events, music producer and DJ Deadmau5 hates Madonna for Madge’s “MDNA” album title and Madge’s recent reference to “Molly”.

Madonna missed her “MDNA” album release parties at the Delano in Miami Friday and at Lavo in New York Saturday to head to electronic festival Ultra — but producer and DJ Deadmau5 would have preferred that she skipped the onstage drug slang.

The Material Girl made what he took to be a drug-related reference while introducing Swedish DJ Avicii at the festival in Miami Saturday night, asking: “How many people in this crowd have seen Molly? [the slang term for MDMA, the active chemical in ecstasy, which also rather sounds like her album title].”

While “Molly” is also the title of a new track by DJ Cedric Gervais, the resident DJ at Miami club Liv, Deadmau5 took offense to the reference, bashing her on his Facebook page: “Very classy there madonna . . . ‘has anyone seen Molly???’ such a great message for the young music lovers at ultra. Quite the f–kin’ philanthropist. but hey, at least yer hip and trendy! F–kin’ cant smack my head hard enough right now…I can appreciate [Madonna's] metoric career, and all good deeds done, but WHAT THE F— WAS THAT?…That’s your big message to Ultra attendees? Hipsterspeak for looking for drugs? F— off you f—ing IDIOT. ”

[From Page Six]

Do I have to have an opinion on this? Because I don’t really. Madge was trying to seem hip and cool and “look at me, I can make drug references!” But I don’t really think Deadmau5’s criticism of Madge was on target – instead of bashing her for her fake philanthropy (which is another discussion altogether), he could have just said something about how out-of-touch she is these days.

Speaking of Madonna being out of touch, she joined Twitter for a day to promote her album, and Justin Bieber ended up tweeting her. So Madge responded, “Come and join me on stage when I’m on tour when we are in the same city and congrats on your new single.” Madonna wishes.

Photos courtesy of WENN and Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Agnes says:

    i guess i’m too old to get such references… haha.

  2. Zelda says:

    I am anxiously awaiting the next single “O-M-G-I can finally rent a car!”

    Because it is totally believable that she relates to that, too. Totally.

  3. Hanna says:

    AHAHAHAH deadmau5 damm.. Madonna needs to settle down, bitch ur like 65.

  4. KMD says:

    I thought of MDMA the second I saw that tittle too.

  5. Jaded says:

    OK, she’s now crossed over to the pathetic side. Trying to be down with the youngsters and adopting their slang only makes her look older and more deserving of pity than admiration. She is and always has been a coat-tail rider of the first order.

  6. nikzilla37 says:

    She needs to get off the stage already. Sidenote: she probably hasn’t touched a drug since her early twenties.

    • gg says:

      right – and I’m remembering a few times where she pointedly indicated that drugs were for losers. One time when she was outside at some pre-awards show a few years back, she was doing an interview at a kiosk on a raised platform, and Courtney Love climbed up there, ignoring the people trying to keep her off camera. She blows through security, barges in on the interview, and slurs, “wow, there are a LOTTA peeeple heeeerrrreee.” Madonna goes, “There are a lot of DRUGS here.” and gave her a nasty look.

      Can’t have it both ways, lady who thinks she can blink and be 25 again by sheer force of will. The public is really not that stupid or forgetful.

  7. lil ole me says:

    My Step Father was a former youth drug counselor. ANYONE in her position glorifying drugs isn’t cool at all. She needs to age classy like say, Cristie Brinkley. It’s not like she is hurting for money.

  8. hillbillygirl45 says:

    She’s just trying really hard to be young, but, she needs to quit, cause she just sounds stupid.

  9. bea says:

    I think when her daughter turns 18 and moves out, it will really, really help Madonna get over her youth obsession. Having a young, hip, beautiful version of herself in her face every day is making her crazy(ier).

  10. Helen says:

    Actually, Deadmau5 explained his initial comments in a very well argumented essay on his page, Responsibility

    Everybody has been working hard to keep EDM apart from drug use, and then this old hag comes in and undos years of hard work.

    If you read the essay, you’ll see he wasn’t off base :)

    • layla says:

      While my respect for DeadMau5 has waned over the years – I first saw him in a small club in Calgary many years ago for $12! – he is on point here.

      Electronica (and yes, its more top 40 version EDM) is not about the drugs. It is a legitimate genre of music in its own right.

      Not only did she reference “molly” but the fact her new album is titled MDNA further shows her blantant attempt to latch on to some, perceived hip/youthful, sub culture.

  11. Cindy says:

    To paraphrase a wise man (well, Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon), she’s too old for this shit.

  12. lola says:

    critique from a guy in a mouse head. Oooh that hurts. (sarcasm)

    • SpunkyPR says:

      That’s the point. When “a mouse head” makes more sense and has a valid point, maybe it’s time to re evaluate your priorities.

      • boogiepimp says:

        No, you missed the point. The Mouse Head did not make more sense and instead jumped to conclusions and went Internet-happy bash, bash, bash until she stomped on him and made him look like the ugly bug he is….then said “sorry but you should have reached out to me so we could do this privately”. Now THAT was classy, unlike what he did. What a sucker. Little boy will learn soon.

      • Zelda says:

        See Helen’s post above (#10).
        The point is that he made it a public issue, because it is an issue he supports publically.

        And when you refer to Madonna as classy, maybe it’s time to revaluate your priorities.

      • Tiffany says:

        boogiepimp, how did Mau5 jump to conclusions? She DID name her cd MDNA. She DID say that she was refering to a song…that is refering to the drug. She might have tried to back peddle out of it, but at the end of the day she is clearly trying to use drug culture to pretend that she is hip with the kids. Lame. Just lame.

  13. wunder says:

    Madonna’s desperation is UGLY.

  14. alison8701 says:

    I had a professor like her once. “I’m not going to make this quiz on monday– you guys are going to be too hung over! I get it, haha!” “I’m deaf in one ear… rock music!!!!!!” “You guys will be too busy drinking this weekend… or doing something else1— you know what I’m talking about! I had a friend named mary-jane once too! I get it.”

    Oh, Dr. “Cool Guy” Professor.

  15. Alita says:

    Yes, Madonna is a try-hard desparate hack – but seriously, the crowd, cheering back to her??? Young people, where has ye cred gone?? For shame!

    Yes, I said ‘ye.’ This is because I’m old. Nowhere near as old as Madonna, granted, but old enough to know that ‘the young people’ shall rightly consider me out of touch. And should I dare to use a ‘hip’ word, the ‘young people’ should promptly recognise that it is therefore no longer a hip underground youth word and abandon it altogether. Like when they do expose’s of drug-lingo with inflamatory headlines for parents in the Sunday newspaper DYS?

  16. bgirl says:

    MDMA is one of the most destructive drugs one can do. I have to agree that this comment is incredibly irresponsible given this woman has 4 children and a legion of fans who may or may not be impressionable. I wonder how she would feel if Lourdes took some molly and fried her brain? She needs to focus on acting responsibly before trying to feel young and sell albums.

    • alison8701 says:

      yeah, it’s weird. Celebrities and their drug use is quite a contentious topic. Should they talk about it to encourage open conversations about its harmful effects? Or should they ignore it completely? I think Lady Gaga has struggled with this. She used to do drugs, and honestly, sometimes, by her bloated face, I’m inclined to think she still does. Her opinions on it have always been honest, and depending on your perspective, harmful or helpful.

      But to come right out and be like “YEAH! GIVE UP FOR ECSTASY” like it’s someone’s favorite artist is weird.

      Besides, if Madonna actually WAS hip, she’d know that projecting a clean image is the new thing. Sex, drugs and rock n roll– you keep that shiz private or we will JUDGE the SHIT out of you.

      Well, at least? for every madonna cheering on drugs, there is a lindsay lohan who’s life was completely effed up by substances, right?

      I appreciate what deadmau5 is saying though, especially with the prevalence of those types of drugs in dance clubs. I cant imagine. Isn’t the heat, noise, jostling, and flashing lights enough? jeez i’m getting nauseated just thinking about it.

      • gg says:

        I agree ^^^ ! And Madonna having a spiel like this is pretty outdated, isn’t it?

        As far as Gaga noticeably doing drugs now, doesn’t lots of alcohol cause bloated face, not cocaine or Ex? I can’t think of a reason drugs would bloat your face. They cause you to stop eating. Alcohol has sugar, which causes you to gain weight and bloat.

    • janie says:

      Pure MDMA, which is what we call “Molly,” is not very harmful when taken infrequently. It’s pretty safe to take, the biggest risk being dehydration. The problem is that without regulation it’s almost never pure.

      Most kids take ecstasy, which is MDMA mixed with speed. I used to do it all the time when I was 15 and looking back on it, I’m sure it was laced with meth. I wish I had never f*king done it, because where i grew up it was impossible to get anything that wasn’t cut with another drug. My skin is never going to be the same, and I’m always twitchy and anxious. When you’re 15, you don’t think about the future like that.

      What really pisses me off about Madonna’s drug promotion is that she’s my mother’s age. I still take my mom’s advice on everything, because she should (and does) know better than I do. People will listen to Madonna and think doing these hard drugs is okay because she’s older and SHOULD know better. Too bad she doesn’t.

      • bgirl says:

        That’s not true. MDMA depletes the brain of serotonin which interferes with a number of different functions. And it takes quite a long time for the brain to repair the damage, if at all. Pure MDMA doesn’t really exist on the street anymore so chances are it’s mixed with any number of different things. Who really wants to take that chance?

      • janie says:

        I realize that MDMA depletes serotonin levels in the brain, but it’s temporary. Your brain restores normal levels within a week.

        Problems arise because of chronic use, or (as we both stated) because it’s practically impossible to find uncut MDMA on the streets.

        And who wants to take that chance? Young people, me as a teenager, thinking we’re invincible. Just stupidity.

  17. INeedANap says:

    I’m with deadmau5 on this one. Partly because he’s right, partly because I saw him live and he puts on a hell of a show so now I’m a fan, and partly bc of his cat videos. Seriously — the dude in a mouse head is crazy in love with his adorable cat and posts videos all the time on YouTube. Also, he named the cat Meowingtons.

    • boogiepimp says:

      I don’t like him b/c his actual head is as big as the stupid mouse head. I’m from Toronto, where he is from and I’ve heard from people that have known him or dated him all about how he thinks sooo highly of himself and that he is so much smarter than everyone else. Attitude comes across = me no likey.

  18. kira says:

    Funny that the guy with a mouse head seems way more sane than Madonna.

    Her ex, Guy, talked about her crazy, strict macro-biotic diet. The thought that she would touch drugs is pretty far-fetched. But, she’ll do JUST ABOUT ANYTHING for attention, and to be seen as “cool.” Whatever the latest fad, Madonna will try to remake herself as the Queen of it. She is the worst fake of them all.

    No wonder Lola is smoking. If that was my mother, I would need a bunch of ciggies to deal with her crazy narcissism, too. Poor Lola.

    • ol cranky says:

      River Phoenix touted himself (and others touted him) as Mr. Healthy vegan macrobiotic wouldn’t even drink soda or anything processed and what did he die of again?

      • kira says:

        2 different situations…R. Phoenix was raised by hippies to be a vegan for ethical reasons. As far as I know, he didn’t follow a macro-biotic diet? Madonna is a middle-aged, vain narcissist chasing the fountain of youth. As she has herself said, she won’t get fat, and she never allows herself to eat any junk. My point is that I doubt someone as obsessed with aging, and her looks, would do drugs, given how they tend to completely ruin your looks. I don’t know whether she really does drugs or not…

  19. mia girl says:

    Every time you post that picture of Lourdes in the black fabric/jeans I grow more frustrated that I can not source them… Any of my fellow posters have any ideas??!!!

    I would love to get them for my daughter.

  20. cutelittlehappything says:

    I’m 24 years old, am NOT naive, and you know what? I didn’t get the MDNA/MDMA parallel. That being said, who cares? She’s a pop star…anyone who is going to do MDMA simply because it sounds like the name of Madonna’s latest album is an idiot anyway.

  21. Marianne says:

    I never knew what “Molly” was until deadmau5 made a big deal of it. So thanks deadmau5 ;)

  22. Nev says:

    Madonna has made peace with dance music producer Deadmau5 after he accused her of glamorizing drug use during a festival appearance on Saturday.

    The Material Girl made a surprise visit to the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida and footage from the event showed Madonna using the word ‘molly’, a slang term for MDMA – the chemical name for ecstasy.

    Deadmau5 called the singer “irresponsible” and blasted her in a series of posts on his page, writing, “At the end of the day, it’s a slap in the face. associating a potentially harmful substance to the work and passion we put in to make art… Are you so f**king uncreative after a 30-year career you have to resort to drug references?”

    Madonna, who sparked controversy by naming her new album MDNA, has now reached out to the star to explain she wasn’t making a reference to drugs, but instead talking about a song called Have You Seen Molly?

    She sent Deadmau5 a message via with a picture of herself dressed in Minnie Mouse ears with a speech bubble which reads, “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 album.”

    Madonna adds, “Communication is always best. You should have called me first, we could have cleared it up ‘privately’. See you on the road.”

    Deadmau5 replied, “Fair enough, I was just voicing my concerns as I usually do… Respect for clearing it up personally… Well there you have it kids. I’ve said what I needed to say, which I’ll still stand by, and so did she. Life goes on. No more talk of that… Regardless, just be a little more aware of what you *should* represent at EDM (electronic dance music) events, and I’ll watch my mouth.”

    • boogiepimp says:

      THANK YOU! It’s funny how they reported the Twitter thing but only commented on what she said to Justin Bieber, but NOT the carefully planned retort and photo she had on this silly Deadmau5 attack. There he goes looking all stupid for jumping to conclusions! I LOVED HER RESPONSE…so perfect. Deadmau5 is so full of himself and thinks that as now he is “big” he can comment all he wants on other stars. Not on someone who has had 30 years in the business while he’s only been around for a few. Now he looks like a douche…Perfect!

    • DetRiotGirl says:

      I was also going to say something about this, but was too lazy to go find the quote on Twitter.

    • Violet says:

      My take? Madonna is lying her head off and Deadmau5 is being gracious about it.

      • sluggo says:

        Agreed. She just “happens” to have a song about “Molly” on her album that just “happens” to be one letter off from “MDMA” blah blah blah … Of COURSE she’s lying her ass off (too bad it wasn’t the part hanging out of her costume). Face it, this broad would crawl in a Dumpster and tap out the national anthem if it would extend her career another year or two. What’s next? maybe Madonna’s followup album, “Heroine,” with her hit dance single “White Horse” (probably written by another “friend” who just didn’t happen to work on the album) and her equally lame explanations of why she is still relevant to anyone’s interests.

      • blah says:

        For sure. It doesn’t add up that her album HAPPENS to be called MDNA, and she HAPPENED to reference “Molly”. Sigh Madonna. Pick one stance or the other and own it instead of trying to pander to everyone like the pathetic attention seeker you are.

    • Katija says:

      Much as “If U Seek Amy” had a sexual meaning, I would wager to guess that this “Have You Seen Molly?” song had a double meaning as well. Considering the title of the album is “MDNA,” I would not be at all surprised if she “went there.”

  23. Smarty says:

    MDNA reminds me of mitochondrial DNA.. maybe I’m just super nerdy but I never thought of any drug references..? Lol

  24. Gia says:

    Madonna is an old lady who drops ‘lingo’ to sound like she’s still down with the kids. It’s f–king embarrassing. Biting on gay culture and ripping off artists (vogue and hollywood video) is one thing, but drug talk is another. Good on Deadmau5 for calling her out. She shouldn’t say stupid things publicly and expect backlash to be dealt with privately…

  25. stephanie says:

    considering that people have been working to separate the drug references from electronica music, i think he had a right to be angry.

  26. Psyren says:

    I wish Madonna would go through an ‘I-don’t-want-anyone-to-notice-me phase.’

  27. some bitch says:

    You pretty much HAVE to be on drugs to listen to Deadmau5. Come on.

  28. Cinesnatch says:

    While I’m not crazy about Madge, my instincts tell me that she’s a really good mother. Not perfect by any means, but for a girl raised by “Madonna,” she has turned out alright. And, I didn’t try cigarrettes until I was 21, so do with that what you will.

  29. Gene Parmesan says:

    She’s desperately clinging to the last shreds of her youth…the plastic surgery, the young bf, jealous of her kid..i mean getting old is life. Deal with it M its the same with Demi M. Just holding on for dear life to something that has simply passed you by, I mean menopause is a clear indication

  30. Happy21 says:

    Drug use is not something to be thought cool! Especially “E”.

    Where I am from in the last 3 months there have been umpteen deaths related to esctasy and this past weekend 2 people died and one person is in a coma. This is not cool. This drug is not cool.

    I know people in their 30′s that do this sh-t at home when their kids go to bed. THAT is not cool. Good thing these are people I do not call my friends.

    Madonna is being a f-ing idiot. I have heard about 3 songs by Deadmau5 and don’t care for them but regardless, the issue isn’t the music it is the idiocracy!

    • blah says:

      Haven’t there been a buttload of deaths in British Columbia in the past 6 months to a year? It’s bizarre because MDMA deaths are usually few and far between, so something is definitely amiss. The police have even gone so far as to warn partiers in a very concerned and non judgmental way to be on their guard instead of parroting “drugs are bad”. Even if Madonna was referring to a song named Molly (sha right), it wouldn’t hurt for her to be cognizant as to how what she says will be construed, given the media attention the deaths have received.

  31. TruthTella says:

    OMD get over it… the majority of people that read this blog are just Madonna haters so no matter what she does you’re just gonna slam her.
    Why should she give up performing??? The fact that her tours are the biggest by any solo artist making like 4x what Lady Gaga or Beyonce do shoes that she’s in high demand.

  32. Wilma Flintstone says:

    Absolutely everybody I know who went to the Deadmau5 show in my city/country last year was on ecstasy at the show. Overseas shows are nothing like stateside ones. Ecstasy is often passed around like candy at many huge overseas club venues, and the pills are often more intense than they are in the US. I am certain that most artists are not in any way complicit, but I am also certain that most artists are not in any way blind.

  33. Susie Q says:

    Didn’t this guy call parisite hilton up on stage in Vegas recently and spotlight her ‘dancing’? Way to celebrate a druggie there you frigging clown…

  34. skuddles says:

    I wonder if Elton and David Furnish did a little happy dance when they heard about this? :) Gotta admire DJ dude, he’s got some serious balls on him!

  35. MaxxHotness says:

    Classic madonna using shock and awe to promote lol…. Guess bashing religion is getting passé

  36. leader says:

    Sweet learned something newtoday now I’m good for today. Thanks!

  37. ManicPixieDreamGirl says:

    I get such a bad vibe when I see pictures of Madonna, Like she’s the ultimate emotional vampire, and narcissist. She seems like she would be an absolute nightmare to be around. She’s not aging very well and the fact that she tries to dress like and compete with her 15 year old daughter is tragic.

  38. sup says:

    That reminds me of the Have You seen Amy? debate. It appears she is still so much about competition she is now imitating Gwen Stefani, nodding to Gaga, and pretty much every pop singer ever, but even though Britney is pretty much done for and her heart really isn’t into it anymore, she has to suffer the competition from Madonna for simply being a thing. Good thing she probably won’t notice at all (her minds seems completely foggy noawadays)

  39. FFS says:

    Why is it cool to make fun of the AARP crowd?

    Whatever happened to respecting our elders. I mean, shit, they’ve always been lame, but who gives a shit? She’s accomplished more than mouse fart could ever dream.

  40. Laura says:

    There have always been artists who have given their songs/albums controversial names. It doesn’t mean they advocate something or support it. Case in point, Nirvana: Incesticide. Do you think they supported incest because of that? Controversy sells, always has, always will. I very much doubt Madonna advocates drug use or is on drugs herself, she’s crazy enough without it! She’s a smart businesswoman who’s getting herself talked about at the same time as her new album drops. You don’t need to be a genius to work it out…

  41. pumpkin doc says:

    That song is ABSOLUTELY about MDMA. The street name for pure MDMA is “Molly”. The song’s trailer shows a bunch of brightly dressed people dancing at a rave… which many people are touchy-feely and dancing crazy with glow sticks….all exactly pointing to X or Molly use.

  42. Hip Grind says:

    Gotta applaud all these no nothing’s for bashing Joel AKA Deadmau5

  43. Hip Grind says:

    If it wasnt for the Madonna episode most still wouldn’t know who he is.