Paul Van Dyk Calls Madonna "Stupid," Ultra Was "The Biggest Mistake of Her Career"

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Madonna's now-infamous Ultra appearance continues to weigh heavy on the electronic dance music community, ruffling more feathers than an Ecstasy-induced seizure.

The latest EDM heavyweight to weigh-in on Madge's "How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?" question, Paul van Dyk.

"Madonna was so stupid to actually call out drug abuse in front of a crowd of 18 year olds," van Dyk tells Billboard. "This is not what our music is about. It's really counterproductive."



The Grammy Award-winning producer's comments arrive on the heels of Madonna's very public social media spat with Deadmau5. Like van Dyk, Deadmau5 thought Madonna's "Molly" talk was uncalled for.

"Such a great message for the young music lovers at ultra," Deadmau5 wrote on his Facebook wall. "Quite the f'n philanthropist."

Of course, Madonna (or her PR team) responded, taking to Twitter to address the looming controversy.

"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 last album."

Nonetheless, van Dyk says Madonna's failed attempt to "connect with a young crowd" was the pop star's "biggest mistake of her career."

He obviously skipped this year's Super Bowl, unquestionably Madonna's biggest career blunder and one of the NFL's greatest halftime gaffes.



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This just in... Paul Van Dyk and Deadmou5 claim Paul McCartney and John Lennon were just hacks and should never have referenced drug use in all those songs.

By the way Dyk and mou5, your 15 minutes are up.

michael wind
michael wind

south beach is the place where you can buy extasy in every club completely controled by the israeli and russian mafia,where the police is on the payroll of the mob.

whoCARE?
whoCARE?

who cares about paul van dyk? and who cares about edm? do you see any major network reporting on it? nobody cares about you! paul van dyk, for as long you've been around, you really have zero effect on the world....congratulations!

christina castro
christina castro

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Jim Camp
Jim Camp

Too funny, artists feigning concern over the health of the masses that attend these events ? Like the tobacco  companies in the 80's giving smokes and merchandise to market to college kids during spring break back in the 80's and even as late as the early 90's. It's about marketing and customer base. Those that slam Madonna are more afraid she is successful at that genre and takes market share. Everyone wants to be successful, make a timeless contribution and airplay/selling the music is the benchmark that determines that. Madonna does that, so do these others to a certain extent, but they simply haven't had the career Madonna has had statistically. It's like comparing Brandon Marshall to Jerry Rice.

XXX
XXX

@ WhoCaresThank you for expressing a positive opinion about her show!Her show was spectacular!  So what if a few internet boneheads are trashing it now.The DJ's that are bitching about this are the people who's livelyhood depends mostly off of the crowd that take drugs. The crowd that take drugs at these events wouldn't be there for more than an hour if they were sober.

Guest
Guest

What an ignorant douchebag. Can't you tell? Of course there are going to be stoned peeps at the aforementioned DJs concerts, that I won't deny. But the difference is that, unlike Madonna, these 2 aren't condoning drug use like that bitch did.

WhoCares
WhoCares

Who are these two niche genre dudes telling one of the biggest artists of all time what she should do/should have done?

BTW, I'm a straight male and not a big Madonna fan and I thought the Super Bowl show was awesome.

Connerholliday
Connerholliday

Funny her reference to "Molly" has been cut out of this clip.........

Trey352a
Trey352a

Damn PVD bows to pressure from his "people" to get some press for his new album by commenting on Madonna at ULTRA? (likley scenario). Yeah PVD was not asked to play ULTRA, and remember not to long ago those great PVD Parties at SPACE every year during WMC? that didnt happen either, lame attempt by PVD to grab press. Avicii and a handful of others all passed him up.

XXX
XXX

@Victor GonzalezYou calling Madonna's SuperBowl performance her biggest carreer blunder is your opinion and not journalism. I hope people out there are sharp enough to know the difference.

Chula
Chula

MADONNA IS GOD, learn it people!!!!

Victor Gonzalez
Victor Gonzalez

Let's hope. 

XXX
XXX

@Victor GonzalezThank you for your response.So..., why put it in writing when you know that some people can be so easily swayed?

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XXX

@Victor GonzalezI commend you for having gone to school to learn such a potent medium.Seeing where journalism has gone to..., I wish I had had studied the same thing.But don't trash Madonna even if you may not like her!

Victor Gonzalez
Victor Gonzalez

I like to give our readers the benefit of the doubt. Furthermore, I studied creative writing. 

XXX
XXX

There was no lack of dancing at this year's SuperBowl performace by Madonna.She put on a great show. And you don't shake you ass at an event where millions are watching like anyone else could at your local nightclub. The crowd loved it and most responses to the show were favorable except for the morons that hide behind the elusive curtain of the internet to trash anything they hear about.  I've had it with everyone and they're herd mentality.Paul Van Dyke hasn't made anything memorable since like 02' or 03'If these DJ's are so concerned about drug use..., they should do something about it and get involved.Furthermore, they should have drug checks at the door if they are so "concerned" about their crowd taking drugs.Ultra is notorious for drug use. So, Madonna mentioning something that no one else would is a step in the right direction.

Ivette Scull
Ivette Scull

Tengo Facebook y soy artista plástica escultora y pintora y hago mosaicos ,y se coser diseños de ropa cualquiera, pueden solicitar mi amistad Ivette Scull

Ivette Scull
Ivette Scull

me encanto no entiendo ingles, pero la expresión del arte se va por en sima de la imaginacion esta increíble quiero ir a verlo,y las voces un sueño

Djjoeyg
Djjoeyg

Modonna should not even be at Ultra...Her music is disposable cheese pop garbage. Yes her half time show was terrible...just like her new music. Its time to let go and just do tours for your old fans.

The only people that think her music is still relevant are the old geezers that grew up listening to her. If you are quoting her 1986 perfermance then you need to go back into your hole. WTH is a 53 year old doing performing at a EDM music festival??

Whom ever made the post regarding the half time with a comment like "most people dugg it" I call BS. The fact that you use the term "Dugg It" means that you rarely speak to people or you would refrain from using such stonage slang. Word on the steet was that most people thought it was trash. get out of here your bothering me.

Alvin Adhin
Alvin Adhin

BTW--Ferry Corsten worked with Howard Jones--an electronic music ICON. I suppose he is and old "geezer" too, enough for Ferry to work with him. IDIOT...get a life...

Alvin Adhin
Alvin Adhin

Neither you nor ANYONE is getting younger. You too, will grow old one day, and people will criticize you, the way you criticize Madonna. Age has nothing to do with talent, sexiness, and hanging out at the Ultra Music Festival. Madonna has been part of the club and contemporary scene since her very beginnings, and what makes you think she will stop now? And as for your references to "Geezers...." you'll get there one day, buddy. You'll get there. Wait until some 20 something puts YOU down at 53. Not that you will be as attractive and hip as Madonna ANYWAY. 

LORI
LORI

HA HA HA I love that you used the term GEEZERS and you are referencing my slang shows how smart you are. You are bothering ME as dumb people do.

LORI
LORI

BY THE WAY 'DJ WHATEVER' ...MOST OF ULTRA'S DJ'S ARE 45 +

LORI
LORI

oh and P.S. I talk to more people than you could imagine sir DJThe "most people" you are probably referring to are your talentless DJ peers ... They all probably have LONG DIRTY BEARDS and probably shower once a week... They ride a bike and probably claim to be a musician too.

Guest
Guest

Paul Van Dyk and Deadmau5 are both just upset that Ultra didn't invite them to play. Biggest career mistake for Madonna? Are you kidding? She's Madonna. Her career will live on forever. When's the last time Paul Van Dyk did anything relevant? HIS career is done.

Guest
Guest

I don't know about PVD but I think Deadmau5 clearly stated he blatantly turned down Ultra's request to play.

Guest
Guest

I'm sorry idiot but PVD is a much bigger star than Ma-tuna any day. Ultra sucks ass...Electric Daisy Carnival is where its at. Get your facts straight...

Gus_liz
Gus_liz

you're an idiot. ive been to both edc and ultra ad edc is nothing compared to Ultra. oooohhh they have rides...how exciting. please. Ultra is a real miso festival. and The fact that you say PVD is higher than Madonna...HILARIOUS. clearly you're a child.

Anonymous guest
Anonymous guest

Im afraid that i will have to agree with Guest on the comments directed towards Guest. Guest u are an idiot.

Hilary
Hilary

It's kind of irrelevant that EDM artist are upset about it, what's done is done. Was it a great message? of course not -- but Madonna has been using the "shock factor" tactic since the beginning of time. Artist keep mentioning her "career" as well, Madonna's career is set in stone, she's been around longer than dirt. Get over it. 

LORI
LORI

Much more people loved the halftime show then not ... So I don't understand the last sentence.when you go to you tube and type in Madonna halftime show , the "likes" are much more greater than "dislikes"  

Skate12831
Skate12831

LOL because I am sure that everyone watched it on YouTube and likes vs. dislikes is always right just like satellite movie ratings... Anyways, I agree that her ultra comment was pretty stupid and she can try to play it off however she likes. Our youth will continue to fry their damn brains either way and we are getting a bit overcrowded anyways so natural selection can just take its course :)

LORI
LORI

No, not only based on you tube user statistics but generally, but most was saying they dugg it. I think you had to be at least 15% 'Madonna fan' to like it. The others were just hating on her age and lack of dancing. Whether you like her or not, she's a living legend.

@ Van Dyke ... The comment about this being her worst career move, ha ha wow! They said that about

-her MTV 1986 Vogue performance-her Like a Virgin performance -Her SEX book-adopting a baby -Kissing a girl on live national television

and MUCH MUCH MORE Get over it ! She's gonna do & say what she wants...

Skate12831
Skate12831

Lol @ "get over it!" Trust me, I give less fucks about this than most =P I am not a fan of Madonna (not saying she is bad or anything) or most of the music at Ultra... I do think that the event is a large addition to population control though.

LORI
LORI

WHOOPS ! I meant 1990 performance

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