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Madonna to Adam 'MCA' Yauch

You Were an Inspiration

5/5/2012 12:30 PM PDT UPDATED: 5/5/2012 1:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

and Adam "MCA" Yauch toured together all the way back in the 1980s ... and she calls the rapper a one of a kind performer and an inspiration to her career.

The queen of pop told the AP she felt the Beastie Boys were "integral to the musical revolution that was happening to me at the time." She called his death sad and asked God to bless his family.

The Beastie Boys opened for Madonna during her 1985 Virgin Tour.

Yauch died on Friday after a long battle with cancer, just one month after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

He was 47.


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omg not slamming Madonna but really Really like we need your opinion Heres a fact the beastie boys have been the same from the get go and never sold out !!!!!! thats all i have to say about that hey Madonna prince is gonna die soon comment on him get a stitch Now ll cool j and run dmc ect i feel that you sold out along time ago

909 days ago


I read a whole bunch of condolances from celebs like Eminem, Rev Run, Nas and so forth...and thought they were really sweet. But not with this one...

Everything Madonna does or says gives the impression to be self serving (and pompous)...probibly because it usually is.

This may be heartfelt. But people can't just turn off that part of the brain that reminds them that madonna usually only thinks about madonna.

909 days ago


I don't know why you are all mad at Madonna. She doesn't write this stuff. Harvey does.

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