As you may recall, back in 2012, the dubstep DJ ripped into Madge after she called out “molly” during Avicii‘s set at Ultra 2012. After his online attack, Madonna insisted the “molly” she was referring to was from an obscure song, but deadmau5 didn’t buy it and laid into her hard on social media for allegedly glorifying drug use. It eventually ended in an awkward stalemate.
Fast-forward to 2015 at the Tidal launch party. As a parade of A-list artists filed onstage to discuss their allegiance to Jay’s music streaming service, Madonna and deadmau5 were strategically positioned next to each other. Joel Zimmerman, wearing his mau5 head, stuck out his hand for a hearty shake, which Madonna circumvented while going in for a hug.
It wasn’t exactly a seamless hatchet burying ceremony, but the message was clear: No hatred between the two.
Yeah. That just happened. Awkward? Maybe. But I do believe in this venture! #tidal
— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) March 30, 2015