A true Queen Of Pop, Madonna has - if reports are to be believed - kicked off work on her latest album.
Speculation dogs the singer's every move, with Ariel Pink stepping into the fray during a recent interview.
The notorious prankster told Faster Louder:
"Interscope are calling me to help write Madonna’s record. They need something edgy. They need songwriting. 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. They actually need songs. I’m partly responsible for that return-to-values thing."
Referencing the singer's debut album, Ariel Pink claimed that subsequent Madonna material had been on a "slide" before adding - in quite remarkable fashion - that 'Ray Of Light' is "not cool".
“All the other stuff she’s done after that, it’s not like it matters," he said. "It really shows a drain of values. People need more substance in their mac-and-cheese. People need more sugar or something."
Somewhat bizarrely, Madonna's manager Guy Oseary claims that the singer has never even heard of Ariel Pink.
Grimes, meanwhile, took umbrage to the misogyny within Ariel Pink's views.
Ariel pinks delusional misogyny is emblematic of the kind of bullshit everyone woman in this industry faces daily— Grimes (@Grimezsz) October 14, 2014
Also ray of light is a masterpiece— Grimes (@Grimezsz) October 14, 2014