Earlier tonight Deadmau5 launched a facebook attack on Madonna following her introduction to Avicii’s set at the Ultra Music Festival In Miami. During her introduction, Madonna made a reference to the drug MDMA “how many people in this crowd have seen molly,” she asked. Deadmau5 took offense to this saying it was “unnecessary promotion of the shit that really held EDM [electronic dance music] down for years”. Deadmau5 then continued his facebook rant asking:
WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT? That’s your big contribution to EDM? That’s your big message to ultra attendees? (sic) hipsterspeak for looking for drugs? fuck off you fucking IDIOT. fuck.
His comments caused a stir on across the internet with a number of people arguing out both points of view on facebook and twitter.
Now Deadmau5 has decided to explain ‘what he’s about’ through a lengthy tumblr post:
This is certainly what it should be about, and it’s what I’m about regarding the Madonna issue…I’m not perfect. I have my vices, and some of them are probably more harmful than a recreational drug or two… but I do know that I am at the very least morally obligated not to blatantly inflict or advocate anything that’s detrimental to society, others health, etc.
My last rant has yielded some interesting points and arguments from both camps no doubt, but I should at least be clear on where I stand with advocacy (which I’m almost certain isn’t even a word)…
So, if you can be pandered with MDMA references, then at least pander your own ass with a good sense of responsibility which will enable you to make the personal choices that are right for YOU.
Read the full post here.
So far Madonna has not responded to the DJ’s comments and it seems unlikely that she will. She is too busy promoting her new album MDNA which was released today in the US.
Earlier today Madonna held a live facebook chat with her fans which was hosted by Jimmy Fallon, you can watch the full event here.
Watch: Madonna at Ultra Music Festival