Loosing his lips to openly gay Australian music personality Molly Meldrum (who’s a bloke, actually), John bashed Madonna’s behavior: “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 cunt.”
Elton goes off at about the 7:24 mark in the clip above—he’s actually more charming talking about himself and fatherhood.
Sir Elton also criticized Madonna’s new album, MDNA, and the accompanying tour: “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 fucking fairground stripper.”
Months ago, Elton’s husband, David Furnish, lashed out on Twitter about Madg’es winning Best Original Song at the Golden Globes for “Masterpiece.” “Madonna. Best song???? Fuck off!” He late tweeted that her acceptance speech was “embarrassing in its narcissism.”
In this chat, the elder pop statesman praised the new crop of divas-in-training, including Katy Perry, Rihanna and Lady Gaga, godmother to his son, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John. “She’s amazing.” says John of Mother Monster. “Wherever she is in the world, she sends texts saying how is he, she comes and bathes him, she sings to him.”
Oh, is that what this is all about? Does he resent that Madge never asks about little Zachary? Be grateful, Elton—if you let her, she’ll swoop in and adopt him.
Photos: Ed Van West, Richard Mushet