Elton John is now attacking Janet Jackson for lip-syncing, 12 years after he blasted Madonna for not singing live.
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Elton John and Janet Jackson
“You know, [bleeping] music magazines writing a review of Janet Jackson, saying, ‘This is the greatest show — 4 ¹/₂ stars.’ It’s [bleeping] lip-synced! Hello! . . . I’d rather go and see a drag queen. [Bleep] off,” John tells Rolling Stone.
His 2004 attack on Madonna was even worse, after she was nominated for best live act at the Q Awards.
“Madonna, best live act? [Bleep] off! Since when has lip-syncing been live? . . . I think everyone who lip-syncs onstage in public when you pay, like, 75 quid to see them should be shot. Thank you very much,” he said.
He told Rolling Stone he’s since apologized. “I probably went too far with Madonna and I got very personal, and I wrote her — she was very gracious.”
Meanwhile, Jackson, now on tour, recently announced she’ll perform at the Dubai World Cup on March 26. Her rep didn’t comment on John’s lip-syncing claim, but maybe she’ll also get an apology in 12 years.