Elton John didn’t pull his punches in a TV interview when the subject of Madonna came up, the U.K. paper The Sun reports.
Elton called the Material Girl a “f—ing fairground stripper” and worse in the interview, adding that her “career is over.” The comments reignited a long-running feud between the two singers.
The report notes: “The sharp-tongued Rocket Man blasted his chart foe on Australian TV and is furious that she keeps laying into his pal Lady Gaga — who is godmother to his son Zachary.”
Madonna has been highly public about her disapproval of Gaga’s “Born This Way,” which Madonna thinks copies her 1989 hit “Express Yourself.”
Commenting on “Born This Way,” Madonna recently said: "I thought, ‘What a wonderful way to redo my song.’ I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was … interesting.”
Elton’s take is that Madonna has lost her credibility and has no business criticizing other artists. Said Elton: “Why is she such a nightmare? Sorry, her career is over. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn’t happen to a bigger c—.”
Elton is also quoted as saying: “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.
“But no, she had to go and prove … she looks like a f—ing fairground stripper. She’s been horrible to Gaga.”