Madonna and DJ Deadmau5 settle drugs row

27/03/12

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Deadmau5 and Madonna appear to have settled a dispute, after he accused the singer of promoting drug use.

The dance DJ had labelled Madonna an "idiot" and "irresponsible" after he said she was promoting the use of MDMA at a music festival.

Madonna asked the crowd if they "have seen Molly?" (slang for the drug) at this weekend's Ultra festival in Miami.

Madonna has now replied saying: "I don't support drug use and I never have."

Drug dispute

During his initial rant on Twitter and Facebook Deadmau5 sarcastically wrote: "Very classy there Madonna. HUR DUR HAS ANYONE SEEN MOLLY???" Such a great message for the young music lovers at Ultra [sic]"

In a Twitter question and answer session hosted yesterday (26 March) Deadmau5 - whose real name is Joel Zimmerman - and Madonna exchanged views on what had happened.

He said: "@MadonnaMDNAday You're a role model to 100's of millions. You have a powerful voice, EDM [Electronic Dance Music] could use your positive influence, not 'molly' talk."

Madonna replied denying that she was promoting drug use, saying instead that her question to the crowd was in reference to another song.

"I was referring to the song called Have You Seen Molly? written by my friend Cedric Gervais," she wrote.

Their exchange continued with a tweet from Deadmau5 to Madonna which said: "Fair enough, I was just voicing my concerns as I usually do. +1 [sic] respect for clearing it up personally."

In a fresh blog on his website Deadmau5 wrote: "I'm not pro, or anti-drug, but I'll easily let you know that I'm pro-responsibility."

MDMA is an active chemical found in ecstasy.