By Zachary Swickey
It appears the legendary Elton John still has some inexplicable beef with pop queen Madonna (over what exactly, we’re not so sure?). At this weekend’s Golden Globe Awards, John echoed sentiments (similar to things he’s said in the past) that Madonna didn’t deserve to take home an award in his not so humble opinion.
When interviewed on the red carpet by Carson Daly pre-awards, John concluded the Material Girl “doesn’t have a f***ing chance of winning” for Best Original Song for “Masterpiece,” from her personally written/directed/produced film “W.E.” (John was also nominated for “Hello Hello” from the animated stinker “Gnomeo and Juliet.”)
Daly tried to laugh the comment off and asked if those were fighting words, with John correcting sharply that they were “accurate words.”
Much to John’s surprise (as the cameras panned to him, the look on his face said it all), Madge took home the award later in the evening and gave a speech sprinkled with her slight (fake) English accent, which she hasn’t managed to shake even after divorcing her British ex-hubby Guy Ritchie.
According to TMZ, John’s hubby, David Furnish, soon joined in to fan the flames. “Madonna. Best Song???? F**k off!!!” he quickly blasted on Facebook. “Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in its narcissism. And her criticism of Gaga shows how desperate she really is,” he continued.
The “feud” between the two icons seems to have begun around eight years ago when Madonna took home the trophy for Best Live Act at 2004’s Q Magazine Awards in the UK. His reported comment at the time nearly mirrors that of Furnish’s statement: “Madonna, best f**king live act? F*** off!” He even went as far as to say, “Anyone who lip-synchs in public on stage when you pay to see them should be shot,” John reportedly exclaimed. Insinuating that Madonna does not sing live for her concert performances – something her reps quickly denied after the incident.
John and Furnish may have a score to settle, but Madonna appears to have nothing but love and praise for John. “I hope he speaks to me for the next couple of years,” she joked backstage according to US Weekly. She continued, “He’s been known to get mad at me so I don’t know. He’s brilliant and I adore him so he’ll win another award. I don’t feel bad!”