A day after house music producer Joel Zimmerman (stage moniker: Deadmau5) slammed Madonna's reference to ecstasy as irresponsible, the popstar tweeted an attempt at reconciliation at him.
Madonna was hosting a Twitter question and answer session to promote her album MDNA which was released Monday. Soon enough, a comment from Zimmerman's Twitter account appeared:
@MadonnaMDNAday You're a role model to 100's of millions. You have a powerful voice,EDM could use your positive influence, not "molly" talk.
— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) March 27, 2012
Zimmerman was referring to an incident that took place at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. When Madonna took to the stage Saturday night to introduce Avicii, she asked, "How many people in this crowd have seen molly?"
Molly is a slang term for MDMA, the active chemical in ecstasy, a drug often associated with electronic dance music (EDM) concerts. The crowd erupted in cheers after Madge asked the question. When Zimmerman caught wind of the incident, he went on a multi-Tweet and Facebook status rant that blasted Madonna as, among other things, "a f-----g idiot" who was trying to stay relevant by trading on a negative and dangerous association.
He gathered his thoughts into a somewhat tamer blog post, in which he explained that he was offended by Madonna's recklessness (given that there were young fans in the crowd and the concert was being live-streamed on YouTube).
This time, though, Madge was prepared for his opinion. She quickly responded with a photo message:
— Madonna MDNA Day (@MadonnaMDNAday) March 27, 2012
The text of the photo 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 last album ..."
The song she's referring to is a house music track. In a teaser video for the Gervais song, a computerized female voice says that "Molly" helps her dance and asks for help finding "Molly" at a chaotic rave. Though it's perhaps speculative, it would certainly not be surprising if the Gervais song is also about ecstasy.
Deadmau5 appeared somewhat satisfied with Madonna's explanation, tweeting, "fair enough, i was just voicing my concerns as i usually do. +1 respect for clearing it up personally." The two exchanged a few more tweets and Zimmerman sent a message to his own followers: "well there you have it kids. i've said what i needed to say, which ill still stand by, and so did she. life goes on. no more talk of that."
What do you make of Madonna's explanation? Is it possible that Madge didn't think the 150,000 or so people watching the concert wouldn't have thought she was referring to the drug? Let us know in the comments.
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