Paul Van Dyk Calls Madonna "Stupid," Ultra Was "The Biggest Mistake of Her Career"
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.
Madonna. Monday, November 19, and Tuesday, November 20. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $48 to $386.50 via ticketmaster.com. Call 786-777-1000 or visit aaarena.com.
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