Avicii Reveals Butting Heads With Madonna in the Music Studio, But Denies Dissing Her

Deejay recalls working with the Queen of Pop on Rebel Heart

By Brett Malec Jun 08, 2015 9:20 PMTags
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We have a feeling Madonna and Avicii won't be working together again any time soon.

In a new interview with the U.K. S Daily Star, the 25-year-old deejay and music producer recalls butting heads with the 56-year-old "Living for Love" singer when they worked on the track together months and months ago.

"At the beginning we were all on the same page and then...I wasn't....happy with the final product," he said.

Avicii's version of the song leaked early. He says he still prefers his version over the final cut Madonna eventually released. "I thought it was better. It was more me," he said.

Despite butting heads, Avicii isn't on a mission to diss the Queen of Pop. After the Daily Star published their article with the original headline "Madonna ruined my track: Avicii slams the Queen of Pop," the deejay quickly took to social media to blast the tabloid

And it worked! The site softened their headline to "LISTEN: ‘My demos were better' Hear Avicii on Madonna's latest album." Avicii thanked the Daily Star for correcting their story. "Thank you @daily_star for correcting the headline - and rest of article - after hearing the actual audio recording of the interview!" he wrote on Instagram.

Good to know there's no bad blood here.

Meanwhile, Avicii did reveal to the Daily Star who he would like to work with next. "I'd love to work with Adele and Rihanna," he said. "I'm super excited for Rihanna's record, I haven't heard any of it yet either. She is one of the most talented artists of our time."