The “Queen of Pop” drove the crowd wild(er) when she appeared on stage at the sold out Ultra Music Festival 2012 in Miami. It was one of this year’s biggest Ultra Music Festival surprise for partygoers. Madonna took the stage to introduce EDM star, Avicii, who was working with her for her new single, “Girl Gone Wild“.

Dressed in spandex short shorts, fishnet tights, Chanel fingerless gloves, and an “MDNA” T-shirt, the legendary dance-music queen Madonna also took her appearance to a whole new level when she immediately and openly threw herself into a boiling pot of EDM drama.

To begin with, “MDNA” the title of her new album, is a play of words in reference to the drug “MDMA“. Also known as methylamphetamine, street-named “Ecstasy“.  It took all of only 53 seconds for the pop icon to make one of the biggest boo boo in the EDM scene this year.


She started her speech with briefly gushing about her excitement at being at Ultra, and how amazing Avicii is. Then, she went on to say, “Electronic dance music has been a part of my life since the beginning of my career. I can honestly say a DJ saved my life.”

Which all sounded really sweet, and the crowd cheered. That was until she ended her speech with, “How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?”:

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Molly” is also a slang for the active chemical in ecstasy, a drug often associated with EDM. That question alone blew up the entire internet. Blogs, twitter, and music critics alike. Including none other than Canadian EDM performer who was also at the Ultra Music Festival, Joel Zimmerman aka deadmau5.

deadmau5, perturbed and insulted, did not at all mince his words and took the slamming to both his Facebook page, Tumblr, and Twitter account after Madonna’s cameo.

Well, we didn’t expect any less from deadmau5, who has always been known for his very sword-sharp and blunt rants:


Uh, well, drama drama drama. Apparently, Madge’s people have yet to respond. But good to know that deadmau5 kept his PR people busy with this one.

That aside, despite the unexpected controversy (or shall we say, music war), Ultra Music Festival 2012 was a huge success! The three-day gathering with the largest gathering of EDM artistes across eight stages at Bayfront Park chalked up a headcount of over 150,000 partygoers.

Legen – wait for it – dary!

For more videos and pictures from Ultra Music Festival 2012, visit their official website.

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