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Elton John really, really doesn’t like Madonna

He called her a ‘fairground stripper’. And some other things.

Elton and Madonna in happier times (namely, 1995)
Elton and Madonna in happier times (namely, 1995)
Image: Duncan Raban/Duncan Raban/EMPICS Entertainment

ELTON JOHN ISN’T a man known for his subtle, nuanced approach to life.

And he particularly applies his straight-talking philosophy to Madonna, with whom he’s enjoyed a very public feud over the last few years.

But still, his latest expletive-laden tirade at the Queen of Pop probably tops the roster. Over to you, 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***.

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****** fairground stripper. She’s been horrible to Gaga.

Elton made the comments in an interview on Australia’s Channel 7.

We don’t know quite what to say about this, but luckily Madonna’s own pals haven’t been so reticent. Reacting to Elton’s thoughtful intervention, one told the Huffington Post:

I honestly do not understand his need to trash the crap out of her over and over again. He says she has no authority, but apparently he has authority? He needs to hate on her.

The friend added, touchingly: “He will be singing the same old songs until he dies.”

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