Electronic-music DJ Deadmau5 slammed Madonna on his Facebook for making what he thought were drug-related comments at Ultra Music Festival in Miami last week, where she apparently asked the crowd if they’d “seen Molly.”
Molly is a slang term for a supposedly purer, powder form of the drug Ecstasy, which usually comes in pill form and is assumed by users to be “cut” or adulterated with other drugs.
Madonna slammed back at Deadmau5: “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 claims that she was making a sly reference to her friend’s song, but the thing is, the song is a total drug reference itself (see video below). And by slyly referencing a song that makes an in-the-know drug reference to a crowd of people known for using drugs, you are most definitely making a drug reference yourself.
So, no, Madonna, you are not absolved of talking about drugs, so stop pretending you “don’t support drug use and never have.” It’s disingenuous, and your album is named MDNA, which, yes, are all letters that appear in your name, but they’re also way too close to MDMA, the chemical shorthand for Ecstasy.
If you don’t condone drug use, maybe try to avoid referencing them all over the place?
Deadmau5 apologized for slamming Madonna via Twitter: “fair enough, I was just voicing my concerns as I usually do. +1 respect for clearing it up personally.” But he shouldn’t have—he needs to go and listen to the Gervais song and slam her more.
That said, we still love you Madonna. We call you out because we care.