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Ariel Pink Says Madonna on 'Downward Slide' When Asked to Write on Upcoming Album, Grimes Weighs In

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Oct 15, 2014 01:20 PM EDT

Give the guy some love. Ariel Pink, while maybe not your daily dose of cliché pop, has carved a name for himself — and that means something. But according to Madonna and her camp, Pink is an unknown misogynist who will not be contributing to Madonna's upcoming record, of which he was asked to help write on. Perhaps Pink should have exercised more tact in this situation, saying that since Madonna's first LP, Ray of Light, her career has been on a "downward slide." While that could potentially be true, it is not good to slam the boss when they want you on a project. Songstress Grimes also weighed in.

But Madonna and her team took to Twitter — along with Grimes — saying that they never heard of Pink and have no interest in "working with mermaids."

Now that is pretty funny.

Grimes also called him misogynistic. While the claim might be transparent, Madonna is not untouchable, and I guess Ariel has to stick to his scene — and that includes slighting contributors to the global music conglomerate.

Regardless, Pink may have shot himself in the foot on this one. An opportunity like this could have bridged the gap between underground and popular, but that will remain, still remains, to be seen.

No matter what you think of Pink and his band of misfits, he has made himself a huge player in the alternative world and that is something to give credit to.

So I guess you will not be hearing any "mermaid"-infused tunes — like the one below — on Madge's follow-up to the gross, over-produced drek that was her 2012 disc, MDNA.

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TagsMadonna, Madge, Ariel Pink, Grimes, Ray of Light