Adam Lambert took to Twitter today to comment about the title Madonna recently announced for her upcoming album. He really liked the title and shared his opinion with his more than 1.3 million followers. Adam tweeted, “Madonna’s new album is called ‘M.D.N.A.’ hahah Genius!!!!” What exactly does he think is genius about the title? In addition to being an abbreviation of her name, many think the title has a double meaning, related to the drug Ecstasy. Ecstasy is known scientifically as methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or “MDMA.” Obviously, Madonna’s album title varies a little, using an “N” instead of an “M,” but it still seems like a play on the drug name.
Apparently many of Adam’s fans did not get it, because he followed up with another tweet, “Oye. So many replies that don’t get the title. Hello…. Ever been to a rave? Or know what those are??” For those unaware, a “rave” is a party featuring electronic music, often involving Ecstasy and other drug use. Adam is not the only one that made the association between the album title and the drug. Although, unlike Adam, some don’t see it as such great idea. The UK’s MNE reports that, “Lucy Dawe, a spokesperson for the campaign group Cannabis Skunk Sense, told The Sun that Madonna’s choice of album title was ‘an ill advised decision’.“
Adam Lambert has said that when he was younger, he was a “club kid,” so he has probably had his fair share of rave experiences. But even if you have not experienced a rave or MDMA yourself, you might agree that Madonna’s album title is clever. What do you think? Do you agree with Adam that it’s genius?
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