The Material Girl provided some new material this week for her ongoing feud with Elton John.
The New York Daily News reports that Madonna opened up about John at a concert Tuesday in Nice, France, saying she forgives him for his recent verbal attacks against her. But she opted to dedicate a song to him that might be meant more to provoke him: “Masterpiece,” the song that beat out John’s “Hello Hello” for a Golden Globe.
John had said before the Globes were presented, “Madonna doesn’t have a f—–g chance of winning,” the report notes.
During her recent concert, Madonna reportedly reconnected John with her winning song, saying: “I know he’s a big fan of it. And I know he’s a big fan of mine. And you know? I forgive him. Gotta start somewhere."
John recently sounded off again about his longtime foil, calling Madonna a “f—–g fairground stripper” during an interview on an Australian TV show.
“The source of John’s most recent ire at the Material Girl seems to be her digs at fellow pop diva Lady Gaga — who is the godmother to John and partner David Furnish’s 19-month-old son Zachary,” the report notes, quoting John as saying: "She’s been so horrible to Gaga."
The story adds: “Madonna had been videotaped during a May concert rehearsal seemlessly transitioning between her own 1989 hit ‘Express Yourself’ and Gaga’s ‘Born This Way.’ It was widely interpreted as a thinly veiled dig at the younger singer, suggesting that Gaga was copying her act.”
But John has been targeting Madonna for at least seven or eight years, the piece notes. An early salvo took place after Madonna was named best live act at the 2004 GQ awards.
Said John, at the time: "Madonna, best f—-g live act? F–k off. Since when has lip-synching been live?"