It's no secret that MDMA and EDM have pretty close ties. Molly is a powder form of MDMA—the stuff that ecstasy is made from—and it's becoming increasingly popular in the electronic music scene. While Madonna was at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, it seemed like she was trying pretty hard to attach herself to the EDM world. She spoke on how important electronic music has always been to her, explained what a big Avicii fan she is, and got the crowd going with a molly reference, yelling, "How many people in this crowd have seen molly?"
One artist in particular wasn't happy with the 53-year-old pop icon's drug reference. Popular DJ Deadmau5 took to Facebook to share his thoughts with over five million of his fans:
"Very classy there madonna. "HUR DUR HAS ANYONE SEEN MOLLY???" such a great message for the young music lovers at ultra. quite the f'n philanthropist. but hey, at least yer HIP AND TRENDY! fucking cant smack my head hard enough right now."
"I can appriciate her meteoric career, and all good deeds done, but WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT?" "That's your big contribution to EDM? Thats your big message to ultra attendies? hipsterspeak for looking for drugs? fuck off you fucking IDIOT."
"It really hurts me to see rampant ADVOCATION of extreme bullshit lifestyles to a genre that spans pretty much any age gap these days ...
I just feel like ive been kicked in the balls for a dollar. I’ve always been into electronic music, as far back as i can remember… and around the beginning, i really do remember the times the events i loved were pretty much outlawed by my city simply due to its speculated over-excessive drug use, and the media coverage that everyone loves to lap up around it. Yeah, that bummed me out… kinda made me feel like… how could something so damn interesting, artful, fun and just plain cool, be frowned upon by most….
but look at us now, allthough not completely, and never like to be completely, the dark veil has been lifted slightly and the music and good times and technology is starting to shine through more and more than “the latest breaking news about such and such a drug found only at these underground TECHNO RAVES - Tonight on fox!”
Deadmau5 had a lot more to say on the issue, and you can read his full reaction on his Tumblr. Madonna's album, MDNA, is out now.