Madonna causes Twitter ruckus – like only she can
Madonna tweeted up a storm last night, answering questions from fans via @MadonnaMDNADay, to promote her new album MDNA. (Photo: Twitter)
All hail the Queen of Pop (and social media?).
Only her Madgesty can log onto Twitter for a day and cause such a frenzy.
The idea of Madonna on Twitter is similar to that of Michael Jackson on it. Bizarre, because pop royals from that era value mystique and privacy over most things and have no real need to shamelessly self-plug the way most other celebs do via social media.
So it had to take something really big — such as the release of her new album MDNA on Monday — to get the Queen of Pop to show her face on Twitter. And what a treat it was for die-hard Madonna fans — more than 40,000 of them.
Sadly, she never answered our questions, but answered plenty others, and we’re pretty sure the 53-year-old put herself at risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome with all her tweets.
Madonna answered everything from what her fave Britney Spears song is (“…Baby One More Time”) to what fans can expect from her upcoming tour (“excitement. adventure. thrills”).
But it hasn’t been all love for the Queen of Pop in the days leading up to the release of MDNA. Madge got blasted by DJ/producer Deadmau5 (a.k.a. Joel Thomas Zimmerman) over a “Molly” comment she made at this past weekend’s Ultra Music Festival while introducing electronic dance music (EDM) icon Avicii (“Molly” is a nickname for ecstasy). Deadmau5 went on a rant against Madonna on Twitter, stating “You have a powerful voice, EDM could use your positive influence, not ‘molly’ talk.”
But instead of igniting a feud, a la Jon Hamm vs Kim Kardashian, Her Madgesty used Twitter as a platform to make nice with Deadmau5. She responded with a photo of herself with Minnie Mouse ears and a message clearing the air: “From one mouse to another, I don’t support drug use and I never have. I was referring to the song called “Have You Seen Molly” written by my friend Cedric Gervais who I almost worked with on my album.”
While the validity of her explanation might be a bit questionable, the simple fact that Madonna took to Twitter to deliver it is big enough news in and of itself.
Madonna fans weren’t the only ones taking advantage of Madonna’s new Twitter presence –- other celebs were, too. Justin Bieber congratulated Madge on her new album and told her that her career is one that “artists dream of.” Her response: “Come and join me on stage when I’m on tour when we are in the same city and congrats on your new single.”
Perez Hilton asked Madonna how she broke her pinky, which she tweeted a photo of later that night. “Fighting Off a sniper in Gang Bang,” the singer responded, referring to one of the songs off her new album.
Speaking of “Gang Bang,” the singer also name-dropped Quentin Tarantino (who’s celebrating a birthday today!) saying that she wanted him to direct the video for that song. Madonna was also asked if she would star in Kill Bill 3 should Tarantino make it, and her response was, “if he would have me. I’m good with a weapon, and I know martial arts.”
Other interesting tidbits we learned about Madonna is that her favorite place to hide is in her bathroom and that, in order for a man to win her heart, he must make her laugh. We were also reminded of her mastery at sarcasm: when asked what her favorite type of flowers were, Madonna said, “hydrangeas, silly.” Complete lie, obviously. Who could forget the buzz the icon created last fall when, during a press conference, she said that she “absolutely loathes hydrangeas” after a fan brought her a bouquet.
Madonna answered many more questions, but, like everything, all good things come to an end.
“It was great connecting with everybody,” she concluded in her final Tweet. “Thank you all for your love and support!! -Goodnight… –Madonna.”
Are you a Madonna lover or hater? Rarely does the Queen inspire anything in between.