Grimes Slams Ariel Pink's 'Delusional Misogyny' After He Criticizes Madonna
After revealing he was asked to work on Madonna's upcoming 2015 album and proceeding to dismiss most of her post-debut album career, Ariel Pink successfully earned the ire of Madonna fans worldwide -- including Grimes.
Ariel pinks delusional misogyny is emblematic of the kind of bullshit everyone woman in this industry faces daily— Grimes (@Grimezsz) October 14, 2014
In case you're wondering where Grimes is getting misogyny vibes from, there's this quote Pink gave to Faster Louder: "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." Obviously, that's a criticism you don't typically hear leveled against AARP-eligible rockers pretending to be half their age.
"The first record [1983's Madonna] was so good because of the songs," Pink said. "It's been a downward slide [since]… Ray of Light is not cool."
Grimes had something to say about that at well:
Also ray of light is a masterpiece— Grimes (@Grimezsz) October 14, 2014
While Twitter blew up with Madonna fans demanding he be removed from the project, Madonna's manager, Guy Oseary, denied he was involved in the first place. "Madonna and I have never heard of Ariel Pink," he tweeted. "The label may have reached out but M has no interest in working with mermaids."
Here's what we can say for certain: Pink told Faster Louder, "Interscope are calling me to help write Madonna's record," but he never confirmed he had met with Madonna to work on any music. There's also the possibility he's just taking the piss out of Madonna, Faster Louder and the Internet.
Either way, he's relishing in the hate tweets, retweeting a few of them and even responding to Grimes' tweet about Ray of Light being a masterpiece: "I prefer Live to Tell. Also immaculate <3"
He also offered this cheeky tweet:
Either way, great promo for his upcoming album, right? Such a coincidence this interview would come out weeks before his new record.