EXCLUSIVE: DJ Paul Van Dyk Calls Out Madonna On Alleged Drug Statements
Paul Van Dyk, 40, the German Superstar DJ and electronica pioneer, is speaking out against Madonna’s alleged drug references at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival last Spring. “How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?” asked Madonna as she took to the stage, presumably referring to the slang term for MDMA, an active chemical found in the rave fave drug ecstasy.
Madonna was promoting her new album, MDNA, curiously reminiscent of MDMA, and was accused of using drug references to make herself relevant to the electronic dance music (EDM) crowd. “For a long time, people related the use of illegal substances directly with people who listen to electronic music. It was quite hard for those artists to show that we are not drug addicts; we are artists and we make music,” Van Dyk told Uinterview in an exclusive interview. “So it’s off-track if one of the biggest pop icons of the eighties and nineties suddenly jumps on stage ten years after and calls out for the use of ecstasy. I don’t support that.”
Van Dyk released his sixth studio album, Evolution, this April, in collaboration with Owl City's Adam Young.
Read the full exclusive interview here.