Deadmau5 Calls Madonna “Funky Grandma”, Also Swipes At David Guetta & Skrillex

If you thought that feud between Deadmau5 and Madonna that erupted in March was ancient history, guess again. Turns out the superstar DJ (real name: Joel Zimmerman) has sounded off once more about the Material Girl’s use of the term “Molly” (a reference sometimes used for the drug Ecstasy) at the Ultra Music Festival, this time in the pages of Rolling Stone.

Deadmau5 graces the cover of the mag’s Summer Special issue, and he had this to get off his chest about Madge: “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.”

That probably would have been enough to get the point across. But Zimmerman took it all a step further by adding, “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 fucking blues concert. It’s inappropriate.”

The EDM artist’s ire stems from Madonna’s Ultra fest query of “How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?” while on stage in late March. This initially prompted Deadmau5 to post the following on his Facebook wall: “‘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.”

But during a Twitter Q&A session with fans on the day MDNA was released in March, Madonna seemed to clear the air with Deadmau5 by tweeting a photo of herself wearing Mickey Mouse ears with a caption that read: “From one mouse to another, I don’t support drug use and I never have. I was referring to the song ‘Have You Seen Molly?’ written by my friend Cedric Gervais who I almost worked with on my album.”

At any rate, Madge wasn’t the only one taken to task by the 31-year-old Canadian. Below is what he had to say to Rolling Stone about his EDM peers David Guetta and Skrillex:

“David Guetta has two iPods and a mixer and he just plays tracks – like, ‘Here’s one with Akon, check it out!’ Even Skrillex [a friend of Zimmerman’s] isn’t doing anything too technical. He has a laptop and a MIDI recorder, and he’s just playing his shit … People are, thank God, smartening up about who does what – but there’s still button-pushers getting paid half a million. And not to say I’m not a button-pusher. I’m just pushing a lot more buttons.”

Do you agree with Zimmerman’s thoughts on Madonna, Guetta and Skrillex, or does that mouse need to shut its trap? Let us know your thoughts below, or by hitting us up on Facebook and Twitter!

  • DJ Pauly

    Madonna has been one of the very few mainstream artists to bring out to the massess house and electronic dance music.
    She should be celebrated by dj’s and not put down because of her age (ageist anyone???) !!

  • Sir

    Wow, he’s such a douche.

  • Nuno Gouveia

    What a loser. Why doesn’t he shows his face? Probably he looks older than Madonna. Can anyone take Mickey Mouse impersonator seriously? He must be jealous of the 42 Billboad Dance #01′s Madonna have, what a loser!

    • KC

      Yeah, I’m sure he studies the dance charts rigorously, and that’s just what it all boils down to is jealousy.

  • Mikey

    Hides behind a mask, slagging off other artists/dj’s…sour grapes.I’m.betting he would off said just the same or similar. Stop pretending you have not sold your soul to the devil(money worshipper). He’s just obviously very envious and bitter because he wasn’t asked to attend, go and crawl back into your hole dead mouse.

    • deadmau5 makes no refrence to Mikey mouse whatsoever

      Saying that he hides behind he’s mask shows how little you know about him. He’s not like Daft punk he takes off his mask constantly. Just look at the proffesional griefers video There you see no mask no nothing. He is the opposite of afraid i mean who elso would always speak exactly whats on his mind

  • NM

    Deadmau5 seems to be such a miserable & jealous human being. Let’s face it, he’s riding Madonna’s fame to get attention for himself. The weird thing is the fact that Madonna replied to Deadmau5 about the whole Molly thing & he seemed to except her clarfication about the matter even thanking her for it. Anyways the guy’s a total Daft Punk wannabe.

    • KC

      Do you ever think this interview could have been conducted right around the time the whole thing happened? No, I bet you didn’t.

  • musiconemansion

    im a huge electronica/dance music fan..there are only 2 POP QUEENs who truly are faithful and always lifts and promotes good quality electronica dance music…KYLIE MINOGUE and MADONNA ..if deadmau5 talking about dignity he shuld stop brinnging his BS to public..if he got problem he shuld talk or message people privtely..he is a house music dj andhouse music is about positivity and fun nt making negativity..what a disappoint..

  • WolfHayley

    I completely agree with deadmau5 about the molly thing

  • MJforever

    The guy really needsto ge over himself. So she made a dumbass drg reference, so wat?! Besides, weren’t a lot f the people at Ultra on mollies, ans also at dance clubs? Maybe if he took off that stupid Mickey Mouse head, he would clearly see that just like M did when she basically told off those peole at the festival.

  • jay

    This guy is green with envy…Guetta is ruling the charts…Deadmau5 is total pooh

  • Skrillex is better than deadfag

    someones jealous…

    • Joel Kapeli

      hes actually been making music a lot longer than skrillex actually