By now it’s no secret that Sir Elton John and Madonna, two of the biggest legends in the music business, are not exactly seeing eye to eye these days. The brawl came to a head when Madge’s W.E. track “Masterpiece” beat out the Crocodile Rocker’s Lady Gaga duet from Gnomeo & Juliet at this year’s Golden Globes.
But Elton, at least, has yet to move on, since he had some particularly nasty words for the Queen of Pop in a new interview with Molly Meldrum — exclaiming “her career’s over,” and even going so far as to call her a “c*nt.” Has he gone a bit too far this time around?
(The catfight begins at 7:23.)
As if to rub salt in the wound, Elton had nothing but praise for Katy Perry, Rihanna, and especially godmother to his son Lady Gaga: “She’s amazing. Wherever she is in the world, she sends texts saying how is he, she comes and bathes him, she sings to him.”
But apparently Madonna hasn’t been quite so kind to Zachary’s godmother. “She’s been so horrible to Gaga,” Elton said, after slamming MDNA for trying to be younger and hipper than the Material Girl can get away with anymore. (A bit of criticism that has been lobbed at the album elsewhere as well.)
“If Madonna had any common sense she would have made a record like Ray Of Light and stayed away from the dance stuff and just been a great pop singer and make great pop records, which she does brilliantly,” Elton said. (Hey, there’s a compliment buried in there somewhere!) “She looks like a fucking fairground stripper.”
Well, even if Elton’s career advice is sound, this is a pretty harsh way to say it, particularly in a public interview. Elton’s claws are clearly out. Will Madonna respond in kind?