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After Ariel Pink Disses Madonna's Career, Her Manager Says They've Never Heard of Him
Speaking with Faster Louder, the eclectic indie singer-songwriter said Interscope had reached out to help on Madge's follow-up to 2012′s MDNA, saying, "They need something edgy. They need songwriting. She can't just have her Avicii, her producers or whatever, come up with a new techno jam for her to gyrate to and pretend that she's 20 years old. They actually need songs. I'm partly responsible for that return-to-values thing."
Now, Madonna's reps are claiming they've never heard of Pink and won't be working with him. As well, he's unleashed the online lash of the pop icon's legions of fans, including Grimes.
In response, one fan posted to Twitter that Pink should be removed from the project immediately:
Madonna's manager, Guy Oseary, responded, slanting Pink with a Little Mermaid reference and saying they've never heard of Pink.
Ariel pinks delusional misogyny is emblematic of the kind of bullshit everyone woman in this industry faces daily— Grimes (@Grimezsz) October 14, 2014
Also ray of light is a masterpiece— Grimes (@Grimezsz) October 14, 2014
@danielmoonking haha I know! Me too! I'm shocked that anyone is humoring him I hate talking shit but damn— Grimes (@Grimezsz) October 14, 2014
And the Black Lips:
@Grimezsz how was that mysogonitic? He just said he didn't like much of her music after the first album?— Black Lips (@TheBlackLips) October 14, 2014
Grimes affiliate James Brooks, aka Default Genders, got in the mix:
UGHHHH ariel pink is the fucking WORST— james brooks (@elite_gz) October 14, 2014
As did Waxahatchee:
@Grimezsz couldn't have said it better— waxahatchee (@k_crutchfield) October 14, 2014
@elite_gz have held this opinion forever, wtf is this world we live in that a person like that can be so revered ?— waxahatchee (@k_crutchfield) October 14, 2014
As for Pink, he's been holding his own online too. Mostly, he's been retweeting the mix of hateful and supportive comments that have come his way, and chiming in his own words as well.
Ariel pink who? indeed. Shame on you people. #Streisandeffect— Ariel Pink (@arielxpink) October 14, 2014
@Grimezsz I prefer Live to Tell. Also immaculate <3— Ariel Pink (@arielxpink) October 14, 2014