It seems somebody's hung up on Madonna—and not in a good way.
After calling out the Material Girl for purportedly promoting ecstasy use by making a sly reference to "Molly," a term for the pure form of the drug, at Miami's Ultra Musical Festival in March, electro house producer Deadmau5 is ready to go another round.
So, what did he have to say this time?
"You want to be 'hip' and 'cool' and 'funky grandma?'" Deadmau5 asks of Madonna in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone. "Fine. It's not my place to say you're irrelevant. If you're going to come into my world, at least do it with a little more dignity."
Daring trash talk coming from a guy who's sold just a couple million albums. But the Canadian progressive house master doubled down on his criticism of the Queen of Pop for what he believes was a thinly veiled attempt to pander to younger fans of the electronica genre and entice them to buy her latest album, titled MDNA. (Of course.)
"I understand she has millions more fans, and is way more successful than I'll ever be," Deadmau5, real name Joel Zimmerman, added. "But it's like talking about slavery at a f--king blues concert. It's inappropriate."
Perhaps the musician didn't get the message Madonna sent out in response to Deadmau5's initial tweet criticizing her appearance. A few days after she made headlines when she asked the audience, "Have You Seen Molly," Madge tweeted to @deadmau5 lovemau5," linking to a black-and-white photo of herself dressed as Minnie Mouse.
Then in a caption above, she wrote, "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."
One would have thought that would have put the feud to rest, especially after Deadmau5 tweeted back that he accepted her explanation, and she replied "that communication is always best" and wrote that if he'd called her first, "we could have cleared it up privately."
Maybe we oughta get these two in a room.