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Madonna Resolves Feud With Deadmau5

Singer says drug reference at Ultra Festival was a nod to producer Cedric Gervais


Madonna introduces Avicii as part of Day Two of Ultra Music Festival 14 at Bayfront Park in Miami.

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Madonna responded to Deadmau5’s criticism of her apparent reference to MDMA at the Ultra Music Festival over the weekend in a tweet last night. The electronic producer condemned the pop icon yesterday for asking “How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?” before introducing Avicii at the festival, appropriating a bit of well-known slang for seeking MDMA. “You’re a role model to 100’s of millions,” Deadmau5 wrote. “EDM could use your positive influence, not ‘molly’ talk.”

The singer posted a response in the form of an old photo of herself wearing Mickey Mouse ears – a nod to Deadmau5’s iconic mouse helmet – and insisted that she does not “support drug use” and clarified that her comment was in fact a reference to the song “Have You Seen Molly” by Cedric Gervais, who she almost collaborated with on her new album, MDNA. (The album title is, of course, another nod to MDMA.)


Deadmau5 responded to the singer’s tweet by writing “fair enough, i was just voicing my concerns as i usually do. +1 respect for clearing it up personally.” Madonna wrote back, “Communication is always best. You should have called me first, we could have cleared it up ‘privately,'” to which he replied, “sure. regardless, just be a little more aware of what you *should* represent at EDM events, and ill watch my mouth.”


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