Deadmau5 calls Madonna “funky grandma”

By Tribute on June 21, 2012 | 16 Comments

Canadian house music sensation Deadmau5 seems to have some hard feelings towards Madonna. It all started in March when Madonna was performing at the Ultra Music Festival — an all ages event — where over 150,000 were in attendance and made a drug reference; she asked, “How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?” “Molly” is well known to be a slang term for MDMA, a key ingredient of ecstasy. Deadmau5, who is a strong advocate against drugs, said the following back in March: “You’re a role model to 100’s of millions. [Electronic dance music] could use  your positive influence, not ‘molly’ talk.” Fast forward a few months. In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Deadmau5 said, “You want to be ‘hip’ and ‘cool’ and ‘funky grandma’? Fine. It’s not my place to  say you’re irrelevant. If you’re gonna come into my world, at least do it with a  little more dignity, I understand she has millions more fans, and is way more successful than I’ll ever be. But it’s like talking about slavery at a f—ing blues concert. It’s inappropriate.” Although Madonna denied the accusations that she was talking about MDMA, it’s pretty hard to believe her, since her latest album is called MDNA and features songs with titles such as “I’m Addicted” and “Gang Bang.” ~Stacy Raivich

Comments & Discussion

  1. Missy • June 21, 2012 @ 9:11 AM

    She’s one of those people who never grows up.

  2. David • June 21, 2012 @ 9:56 AM

    How stupid does Madonna think people are. You’re like 50+ years old and yuo have a song called Gang Bang? Disgusting…

  3. ygirlxox • June 21, 2012 @ 10:47 AM

    Madonna is trying too hard. Unfortunately too many people buy into it, keeping her going at it. Hang it up, lady! Be a good example for your kids and your fans (esp. the young ones). Right now you’re nothing more than an old lady all made-up acting raunchy. This isn’t the 80’s anymore and honestly, we don’t want to see it anymore.

  4. GODFATHER • June 21, 2012 @ 11:12 AM

    Madonna doesn’t have any young fans! Booyah!

  5. KA • June 21, 2012 @ 12:52 PM

    Madonna is an old hag! And has always been ugly! She shows her body to be sexy, but she is ugly!

  6. Bob • June 21, 2012 @ 1:18 PM

    Nice to see that she thinks all her fans are as dumb as she is…how is this woman still breathing given the different ways she’s let people abuse her body over the years?!

  7. LuvMyVamps! • June 21, 2012 @ 6:09 PM

    C’mon Madonna, act the mature woman that you are and not some skusey old skank and try setting an good example for your daughter… You could learn an lesson or two from *Ms. Stevie Nicks*!

  8. NoT ReQUiRED • June 21, 2012 @ 6:30 PM


  9. Mathea • June 21, 2012 @ 7:08 PM

    Hang it up, lady! Quit trying to milk your career and fit into the new generation of music. Be a freaking parent and stop with the inappropriate songs and dances. I don’t want to see Grandma shaking it dirtier than a Vegas showgirl.

  10. Meow Meow • June 21, 2012 @ 10:28 PM

    While I’m somewhat neutral about Madonna, she’s no different than any other attention, money-hungry performer… I do however wonder why she, at 50, should hang up her hat, vs. Mick Jagger who is almost 70!!!

  11. Mixd • June 22, 2012 @ 9:33 PM

    Haha, I love it how there’s blatent ageism now with older people still being active and in much, much better physical shape than the younger crowd.
    I can only wish that when i’m Madonna’s age I can still go at it like her and look as good.
    You haters are all just fuckn loosers telling her to act her age. Bitter and jealous that you’d never achieve or maintain her stamina.

  12. camarogrrrl • June 23, 2012 @ 9:58 AM

    Age really has nothing to do with it. I don’t like Madonna’s music, never have…but i do admire that she’s not letting age stop her from anything. Who says after a certain age that a woman(or man) should “hang it up”. Makes for a limiting belief that youth is all we have in life. If we all believe this, then what good is a long, well-lived life? We should all die at 30, since there would be nothing left to live for and as we get older we would have nothing of value to contribute. And heaven forbid if we don’t act our age! I do find it very amusing that most ageism is directed at women. No one is saying to Mick Jagger “get off the stage you old coot!!!”.

  13. Mia • June 25, 2012 @ 8:58 AM

    WTF?! The comments in here about Madonna’s age are nothing short of absolutely DISGUSTING. What the hell? I suppose all women should simply kill themselves or start to wear cardigans and thigh-length skirts when they hit 35? Are you people SERIOUS with that crap?!

    As camarogrrrl said: “I do find it very amusing that most ageism is only directed at women. No one is saying to Mick Jagger “get off the stage you old coot!!!”. And that truly IS hilarious, because most of these old, crusty, UGLY men look 10000x’s worse than Madonna EVER will–yet not even a PEEP about THEM and their decaying, Viagra-pumped, pre-historic looks…

    You should all be absolutely ashamed of yourselves. Madonna looks FANTASTIC for her age (and looked FANTASTIC when she was younger as well (what crack are the people in here on to say that she was never attractive?! Umm..riiiiight…), and she is in better shape than most people HALF her age. She is the world’s most famous female singer and has had a strong career for over 25 years–I’d say this is something to celebrate NOT condone.

  14. Ballseye • June 25, 2012 @ 9:05 AM

    Wow…whats with these comments about Madonna’s age and how she should stop performing because of it? Why? Is there a written law somewhere that female performers aren’t allowed to make music after a certain age??? Geez….I’ll bet the people who make these types of comments look old and haggard and are in terrible shape themselves and are simply jealous of someone like Madonna who is the exact opposite….

  15. Aaron • July 31, 2012 @ 8:25 PM

    Madonna is amazing! She looks amazing for her age and I think that she is changing the way people perceive age and what is “sexy”. She’s timeless. She’s proof that women age like wine. Not some fat wrinkly homemaking women who have given up.

  16. USAMAN • August 21, 2012 @ 4:20 PM

    HAHAHA who cares what a Kanadian band thinks anyway!

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