Yesterday, Madonna joined Twitter for just one day to answer questions about her new album, “MDNA.” Celebritology’s Jen Chaney hoped that she would take a moment to respond to criticism from electronic artist/mouse head wearer, deadmau5, who believed she had made a drug reference during a recent performance. Because, let’s face it, there’s nothing better than a Twitter feud.*
Madge graciously complied with, not one, but three tweets.
At the Ultra music festival, Madonna asked the crowd whether they had seen “Molly,” which is a slang name for the drug MDMA, also known as ecstasy.
(You may be thinking, “Hey, MDMA and Madonna’s album name ‘MDNA’ are pretty similar. Is this just a coincidence?” Nope. Madonna told Jay Leno the album title is a “triple entendre,” representing her name, the idea “the DNA of Madonna” and a drug called MDMA that “produces euphoric feeling of love.”)
Madonna’s call for “Molly” made deadmau5 rather angry, so he took to Facebook to rant:
“Seriously, i giveth not [an expletive] single [expletive] for slating on madonna for reaching an entirely NEW level of idiocy . . . i can appreciate her meteoric career, and all good deeds done, but WHAT THE [expletive] WAS THAT? That’s your big contribution to EDM [electronic dance music]? Thats your big message to ultra attendees? Hipster speak for looking for drugs? [expletive] off you [expletive] IDIOT.”
Although she had just 24 hours to use Twitter, Madonna did respond to deadmau5. She first tweeted a picture of herself in Minnie Mouse ears with the message, “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.”
This explanation was apparently good enough for deadmau5, who thanked her for responding. But this was not the end of the Twitter exchange. Read the rest of the tweets below.
@deadmau5 Communication is always best.You should have called me first,we could have cleared it up "privately." ;) See you on the road.— Madonna MDNA Day (@MadonnaMDNAday) March 27, 2012
* A lot of things are actually better than a Twitter feud.