Madonna’s desperate grabs to relate to youth culture have blasted well beyond the threshold of “embarrassing” and now occupy the rare atmosphere of “flop sweat given aural form.” While Avicii was spinning at the Ultra Music Fest on March 25 in Miami, Madonna, in arm-socks like she was Britney Spears circa 2001, queried the crowd, “How many of you have seen Molly?” It was only the second least-subtle reference she was making to the drug—she was also sporting a top with the name of her new album (sigh): MDNA.
Deadmau5, though, was not amused. He took to Facebook and Tumblr to blast Madge, not—as would’ve been his right—for having sinewy bodybuilder arms to go with her 90-year-old head, but for being far too excited about a drug she probably only realistically heard about 20 minutes before naming that record. Caps and punctuation from the ’mau5: “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.”