Deadmau5 to Madonna: "Fuck Off, You Fucking Idiot"

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Read Crossfade's post about Madonna's Ultra Music Festival 2012 and watch the full six-minute and 52-second clip of Madonna's Ultra appearance.

UPDATE See Madonna's response to the Mau5. It's a cartoon of her wearing Mau5keteer ears.

Uh-oh, Deadmau5 is pissed off again.

The last time he unleashed his fury on Ultra Music Festival was in a 12-minute YouTube rant, slamming the electronic fest for ticket prices and exclusivity contracts.

But now he's angry at the Queen of Pop, Madonna, for referencing Ecstasy (AKA Molly) during her intro of Avicii at Ultra Music Festival.

Early this morning on his Facebook wall, Deadmau5 wrote, "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."

Madonna's use of the word Molly seems to be the only thing anyone remembers from her speech at Ultra. Now, we aren't going to kid ourselves and say the recreational drug isn't a part of the festival. But the pandering was a little awkward, especially coming from a 53-year-old mother of four who seems to have lost her flair for being controversial.

"seriously, i giveth not a fucking single FUCK for slating on madonna for reaching an entirely NEW level of idiocy," Deadmau5 added. "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. fuck."

We don't necessarily disagree with Deadmau5. No doubt, Madonna's speech reeked of "Look at me, I'm so cool!" desperation. Her new album's name is MDNA, for fuck's sake, which is a play on MDMA, another word for Ecstasy.

Of course, it's one thing to piss off Ultra Music Festival and an entirely different thing to piss off Esther. How will she respond? Who knows. Maybe she doesn't care. But it's safe to bet she won't be calling on Deadmau5's production services anytime soon.

Here is the full Facebook rant.

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Deadmau5 also went on to pen a long opus on Tumblr about Madonna's speech, his own past drug use, and the value of responsibility:

Responsibility
Via deadmau5.tumblr.com

This is certainly what it should be about, and it's what im about regarding the Madonna issue.

Whether i like it or not, and like every other walk of life, whether you're becoming an adult, or climbing up the corporate ladder, or blazing a path in your chosen profession, im in a position now where i should be responsible. And yup... i should be a little more careful about what i advocate, and i certainly try to be. being an advocate of something or another certainly has it's place... drawing promotion towards a good cause, enabling others to do what they desire to do, help others to create something, etc. and all that other good shit.

Im not perfect. i have my vices, and some of them are probably more harmful than a recreational drug or two... but i do know that i am at the very least morally obligated not to blatantly inflict or advocate anything that's detrimental to society, others health, etc. my last rant has yielded some interesting points and arguments from both camps no doubt, but i should at least be clear on where i stand with advocacy (which im almost certain isnt even a word).

I smoke cigarettes. yeah, it's shitty i know, and its a personal problem that i struggle with... and i know how much it sucks, so my tour isnt exactly sponsored by a cowboy of sorts. I drink a little bit too, which im sure has killed more people than double the combined amount of overdoses on any recreational drug you can name.... so, i try to make an effort as not to blatantly condone it in situations where the youngins are around. and trust me, the mau5 horde has plenty of little ones... So, i dont see the dire need to be a constant dickfuck and stamp my vices all over my media outlets. Sometimes it happens, but, of course, my intent isnt to make any look cool or desireable.

Now, weve taken EDM so far in the past decade, so goddamned far. It really hurts me to see rampant ADVOCATION of extreme bullshit lifestyles to a genre that spans pretty much any age gap these days. Of course, ill always have my opinions about this or that... and yeah, its my personal choice not to do drugs, but im not on a fucking crusade to stamp out other peoples personal choices by no means. fuck being a crusader. Im not pro, or anti drug... but... ill easily let you know that im pro-responsibility.

Its just that simple... you can have an excellent standard of life providing you had a sense of responsibility to yourself, and those around you, REGARDLESS of whatever choices you make in your life... either good or bad (which is the opinion part). 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!" still, we have, and will always have personal choice. Thats how our lives are shaped... through the good or bad choices we make. we learn every day from them... but theyre ours to make, and its our responsibility to make the right ones for each of ourselves.Not to be pandered down to us in metaphorical pill form from BIG voices as a marketing scheme to "fit in" with todays young and "hip" crowd to sell a fuckin CD.

So, if you can be pandered with MDMA refrences, then at least pander your own ass with a good sense of responsibility which will enable you to make the personal choices that are right for YOU... then i wont have to feel like a fucking moron on a stage because you paid money to listen to some warm humming sounds high as fuck. Besides, one day ill get older, and i dont want a bunch of fucking irresponsible fuckheads on my lawn. RESPONSIBLE fuckbags, much preferred... but will still be asked to gtfo off my lawn for being a fuckbag all the same.

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Floydian4ever
Floydian4ever

Though DMau5 heart seems to be in the right place- the first Amendment guarantees everyone's right to speak freely drug-free or otherwise. The real bone of contention here is why on earth the Ultra wouldn't have an age limit for its shows considering that the vast majority of arrests made there were all drug related. http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2013/03/ultra_music_festival_crime_tal.php

http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2012/03/ultra_music_festival_crime_71.php

Furthermore someone should've informed him that in order for his "promoting critical thought and responsibility" to be taken seriously enough to become the next anti drug anthem protecting children, spelling his manifesto correctly and refraining from his rampant use of obscenities would be a step in the right direction. After all, advocacy for education is just as important as keeping kids away from drugs

Craig
Craig

She just needs to piss off. Silly feminist moron.

Craig
Craig

People pay attention when you curse. That shit works!

Craig
Craig

Love this guy. For once, someone with a big following is promoting critical thought and responsibility instead of personality cult bullshit. Big respect to Deadmau5.

tickets
tickets

well its all drama i thnk so wt is fuck??al dat issue really dont knw wts mystery behind that....

Askaticket
Askaticket

Yeah I do agree she is not to be involved in this scandal she is the best lady ever in the industry.  

Terv025
Terv025

bunch of ignorants,EDM would be nothing without mdma users...and all of these dj's have and problably keep using the drug...so don't blame madonna for putting it out there, blame yourselves or your parents for not raising you right...Hypocrites!!

Payton_vege
Payton_vege

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Theartofstyle
Theartofstyle

Sure he's not eloquent but his point is valid, eapecially in the fact that most edm artists are tryin to separate their music from the drugs. He isn't the only big name mad either, look at van dykes view on Madonna after as well.

Did you know ultra doesn't have an age limit? I hope Madonna didn't either.

The fact is she was never into edm an now all of sudden, it blows up an pow! Her newest album is named MDNA (please MDMA, who are you kidding Madonna.) an now the quick easy out by mentioning drugs to an easy influenced crowd, very good Madonna. She "was" revolutionary at o e time, now she is main stream an to add insult to injury she is now dropping to new lows to stay "just" relevant in the public eye.

Well the good news is all this press will certainly boom her career up.

Pablo McRamirez
Pablo McRamirez

this is gay... gossip, rants, name calling. post real news. you're playing out like porn  NT.

FLAboy
FLAboy

I was there and when she asked this, I thought she was making a joke, because up to that point I'd heard variations of the same thing at least 50 times.. that day.

Fairandequitable22
Fairandequitable22

I'm fairly new to enjoying the edm scene. I grew up in the 90's and everyone knew what "raves" were all about: Ex...sex.. It seemed like the music was just pumping bass and a maybe break with a sample, but maybe they just played more techno-style where I was.. I wasn't much into electronic back then, because it just wasn't as good as it has become with technological advances in sound production, imo. My question here is: Do you think the music would have had the staying power and evolved as well without the influence of drugs on the listeners (as well as producers)?Can this be said for other genres?

Djthrift
Djthrift

Deadmau5 and McDonna can both Fuck Off!

nes
nes

Cry about it Deadmau5. It's called capitalism, and if you haven't noticed, Madonna's been working with it pretty well. She knows very well that she could raise hype for her album with her risque move, and guess what...it's going to work. Instead of turning into an annoying, long-winded blogger, why don't you release some music and stop bitching, jeez deadmau5 what happened to ya..

Melissa33133
Melissa33133

I wonder why Deadmau5 collapsed once in one of his shows..

Diego Rivas
Diego Rivas

Anyone thought in the possibility Madonna want to take other sharp turn to her music carrer? Exist the possibility madonna is going to create a energizing spirit.

BotEars
BotEars

Honestly, Madonna fucked up! For DECADES those of us in the EDM community have been trying to separate electronic music and drugs... In one fell swoop, she completely abased the largest festival in the country.

Paknsnap
Paknsnap

deadmau5 is such a fucking bitch. "ahh rusko dont smoke blunts backstage.  ahhh madonna dont say the word molly".  go hide behind a mask and make some more mediocre tunes. 

lol
lol

deadmau5 of all people really needs to shut up. He did plenty of drugs during his time too. Hes just mad that he didn't get invited back. Thats what happens when all you do is press play live on stage.

Jtalavera0788
Jtalavera0788

why are your crying deadmau5. mad because this is the year everyone is going to remember madonna being there and you werent. boohooo :'( 

EMF
EMF

He's a terrible speller.

Mike
Mike

This is a stupid fucking argument. Get lives... Just listen to the music and shut the fuck up.

Gecarrion07
Gecarrion07

Ok first of all i love the Mau5 i love his music till this day, but who the hell is he to talk shit about Madonna mentioning molly just cause there is a younger crowd?? well yea and that younger crowd im sure was taking mollies and that younger crowd are the ones who love the mau5 and take mollies at his shows.  Ultra does needs an age limit. aside from that The mau5 has become cocky. How dare him say this, its the same kids who go to his own shows and theyre all on mollies too. if we like it or not, everyone knows that EDM brings that kind of crowd who like their mollies  not everyone but 75% are drugged up.Mau5 is loosing fans slowly bute surely. Everyone who was there loved Madonna so the Mau5 can fuck off!!

Phil
Phil

Molly is street for MDMA, not Ecstasy. MDMA is not another word for Ectasy, they are two different drugs. I would suggest doing your research on drugs before writing an article on the topic. 

Kit Ket Kat
Kit Ket Kat

Madonna's marketing tool was poorly played.  She's a mother of 4 and at 50 some odd years old she should be smarter than to try and pander to a young, "hip" crowd with obvious drug references just to be liked by them.  I can definitely say I am sorely disappointed in her from this 'performance' from her.

spinzy
spinzy

LOL. Most people who write these comments can't even make sense of an article.

Ltrey8
Ltrey8

gonna leave it with this...FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS.

nuff said.

focus on something important.<3

30,000 children under the age of 5 will die today due to poverty.

wake up!

Ltrey8
Ltrey8

at least she has the balls to be honest. without drugs and people that do them- edm music would never have existed. that's a fact.- when's the last time you played to a completely sober audience in a pubic setting? p.s .deadmau5 blogging about it only gets Madonna's "statement about molly" out there to more people so in effect he is helping her message reach more people. which is counter productive to the message he is saying he supports... so hmm......and any young impressionable kid walkin' around the lot that day heard " has anyone seen molly" probably over 100 times from passerby's before they heard Maddonna say it... come on its not like she is performing at the morman tabernacle church or something...she was at Ultra i agree we should all be as good influences as we can possibly be - but that involves honesty and personal responsibility/accountability. 

Discounted Madonna Tickets
Discounted Madonna Tickets

 Yeah i do agree i am as a big Fan for Madonna never bear this that someone is hitting her self respect. 

shutup
shutup

Hes got a point. Just because your on drugs there is no reson to be advertising especially infront of thousands of poeple which some happen to be kids dumbass. yeah sure lets all be a n advertising druggie, 

Diego Rivas
Diego Rivas

I didn´t know how to plan this weekend but now, I have seen the light, and I have clear where to go and what to do... and where to find it!

I don´t know what to do with my life, but I know want i´m going to do this weekend! Thank you Madonna!

middle finger 2 u
middle finger 2 u

Whateves everyone got fucked up at that shit that's why I made damn sure not to leave my god damn house with all those cracked out pookies around town!

Mau5
Mau5

Maybe the reason he freaked out was exactly because he DID drugs in his time and he knows how that shit fucks you up?

And he did get an invite this year aswell, but he declined.And that last sentence of yours made me lol: All he does is press play on stage?Haha. You sir sure know all about that... Not

guest
guest

Loser, he was invited!  He declined ahhaa.

Galina Krause
Galina Krause

I gone to his concert in Vancouver, CA and didn't do drugs.. ur on crack if you have to do drugs at shows!

I'm sorry but not everyone has the same will-power as yourself.   Some kids barely have parents looking after them, and who/what do they look up to?   Success, inspiration, and where do they find that..a lot of people general find that in music.  I wouldn't want to be a kid and hear "drugs are good", well then she said so, lets try it out, everyone is doing. Fitting in is the biggest thing that kids go throw school and don't even tell me it's a lie.  Kids are brutal these days at school people get teased, bullied, some get killed or drop out because they can't take the pressure.   You think your kids are angels.. only in your eyes.  We don't need a "QUEEN of pop" giving our kids the thumps up for drugs.  For people that are truly her number one fans, I have to say  that was very unacceptable, to promote drugs to adults and most of all KIDS.  Just don't tell our kids its cool, and your grow up to be old and not die of drugs.  I recall last July or June there being something about the coke being cut with the veterinary drug levamisole could be the culprit in a flurry of flesh-eating disease across US.. so lets all do coke, eh!?  <---(yes, I'm Canadian LOL) If she can't get her albums out by simply doing amazing performances still maybe its til to hang up the cape and take of the crown and sit your ass down.  mau5 is right.  No this one. 

I AM DRUGS
I AM DRUGS

lol

Ecstasy is MDMA in pill form but there are often other drugs in it - same with "molly." A random white powder is not guaranteed to be MDMA.

AB
AB

did you research?Copied right out of wikipedia: " In popular culture, MDMA has become widely known as "ecstasy""

Mau5
Mau5

Real mature to bring that subject into this discussion...

I'm pretty sure that many people will die today because of the use of drugs. The difference between them and these poor children under the age of 5 is that the kids did not have a choice.

sandy
sandy

so.. because people do the pills and all that.. is ok to say it out loud? SMH.. there are a lot of ignorance here..  .. sooo they r bitching about deadmau5 talking about responsibility.. and cheering childish act of the lovely madonna.. the future of EDM is doomed with the new generation.. have fun!

guest
guest

I couldn't agree with this comment more

Killuminati
Killuminati

when have you been to a rock show where everyone wasn't wasted on alcohol? or even a country concert? it doesn't matter what kind of show you're at, debauchery is a way of N.American culture.. but to promote a drug to make yourself look cool is bollocks... I disagree that Deadmau5's statement is counter productive... He's promoting responsibility... everyone has the choice to do what they want, but to promote a substance when your on stage to thousands is just plain wrong (ESPECIALLY to young adults)... I have been to many EDM shows were the DJ promotes learning, helping the community, thinking for yourself... RESPONSIBILITY (i.e. bassnectar).  That is productive... and people even respect him more for it (even the ones that ARE high)...

Guest
Guest

So you'd be totally fine with the Rolling Stones coming out on stage with David Guetta and yelling "EVERYONE SHOULD DO COCAINE!!!!!!!"?

Diego Rivas
Diego Rivas

...and thanks to Deadmaus for give the neccesary importance to reach me the message!I love them. I love everybody!

someone wants to enjoy?

Anonymous
Anonymous

LOL @ your form of "research" as wikipedia.

blackbox
blackbox

30,000 people dying, per day, due to drug use? Oh my. DARE much?

Ltrey8
Ltrey8

Deadmau5 has tons of fans and followers- if philanthropy is in question here- how about using his influence for good rather than this bs.?

Ltrey8
Ltrey8

first world problems. great press for an issue that is a waste of human energy.

Bad Panda
Bad Panda

Some of you are just too far up your own asses.   Drugs has been part of music, always.  Whether it's alcohol or MDMA, or Cocaine.   Zimmerman is an idiot who thinks his shit don't stink.  Listen, you wear a mouse head, and do stupid shit like post ppls cell phones on your shirt at the Grammys.  STFU, tard.   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...    Oh noes, a drug song!   And, and, and it's from 1976.   

Mike Rod
Mike Rod

First of all she NEVER said anyone should do anything, she just simply asked a ?, and for all the people and children who don't know anything about that type of shit wouldn't have had a clue wth she was even talking about anyway, for all they new she could have been looking for someone lol idk but u get the damn point, i agree with ltrey that deadmau5 just made it worse by using words like ecstasy or MDMA whatever u wanna say as a direct reference to molly, so now all the kids and people who didn't know, now do lol, this is just my opinion of course i do like deadmau5 and all, but i do feel he went a tad overboard with this ranting shit, he could have kept it way simple and short and been like damn Madonna u probably shouldn't have said that, not call her a fucking idiot and fuck this and fuck that and all the other bullshit he said and ranted about.

Ltrey8
Ltrey8

they can state what they want- i can choose to act how i choose. 

AB
AB

Is this better for you anonymous?http://www.drugabuse.gov/publi... 

Wikipedia was the first thing to pop up after a search for MDMA.  They don't even have an article listing for ecstasy since it's considered MDMA. I figured, since Phil himself obviously didn't do any research, Wikipedia might suffice.  Sorry my "research" wasn't thorough enough for someone that can't even spell out a two-lettered word....MDMA is the short form of the chemical compound that makes up the drug ecstasy.  Ecstasy can be cut with many other drugs, ie cocaine, meth...but in essence it's still MDMA.

AB
AB

is this better for you anonymous??http://www.drugabuse.gov/publi... 

Wikipedia was the first result that came up for an internet search of MDMA...they don't even have an article listing for ecstasy because it's MDMA. Sorry I wasn't more thorough for a person that can't even completely spell out a two lettered word "@"?

hmmm
hmmm

You are the one who brought the number 30 000 in this one. He said MANY people, not 30 000. Dare mutch indeed.

Galina Krause
Galina Krause

I'm sorry but not everyone has the same will-power as yourself.   Some kids barely have parents looking after them, and who/what do they look up to?   Success, inspiration, and where do they find that..a lot of people general find that in music.  I wouldn't want to be a kid and hear "drugs are good", well then she said so, lets try it out, everyone is doing. Fitting in is the biggest thing that kids go throw school and don't even tell me it's a lie.  Kids are brutal these days at school people get teased, bullied, some get killed or drop out because they can't take the pressure.   You think your kids are angels.. only in your eyes.  We don't need a "QUEEN of pop" giving our kids the thumps up for drugs.  For people that are truly her number one fans, I have to say  that was very unacceptable, to promote drugs to adults and most of all KIDS.  Just don't tell our kids its cool, and your grow up to be old and not die of drugs.  I recall last July or June there being something about the coke being cut with the veterinary drug levamisole could be the culprit in a flurry of flesh-eating disease across US.. so lets all do coke, eh!?  <---(yes, I'm Canadian LOL) If she can't get her albums out by simply doing amazing performances still maybe its til to hang up the cape and take of the crown and sit your ass down.  mau5 is right.  No this one. 

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