Elton John's partner David Furnish slams Madonna's Golden Globe win
Madonna walked away with the award for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for the song "'Masterpiece" from the film "W.E." but not everyone was happy about it.
Elton John, who was also up for the award for his song "Hello Hello" from the animated film "Gnomeo & Juliet," told reporters before the ceremony that Madonna didn't have a "(expletive) chance" of winning. And after her win, Elton's partner David Furnish called her acceptance speech "embarrassing in its narcissism."
"Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in its narcissism," Furnish wrote on his official Facebook page, according to ABC News.
In Madonna's acceptance speech, the singer said that she hadn't planned to write "Masterpiece," but that her manager Guy Oseary "harangued" her into writing it.
In his Facebook post, Furnish also referenced the comments Madonna made to "Nightline" last week, where she said Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" seemed "very familiar" to her own 1989 single "Express Yourself." Gaga did a duet with Elton John on "Hello Hello."
"And her criticism of Gaga shows how desperate she really is," Furnish added.
Madonna has not commented on Furnish's outrage, but said was confident that her rival would be just fine after her win.
"I hope he speaks to me," Madonna told ABC News backstage. "He's known to get mad at me, [but] he'll win another award. I don't feel bad."
Elton John and Madonna have reportedly been at odds since the "Tiny Dancer" singer said that Madonna "should be shot" for lip-synching at her live performances at the 2004 Q Awards.
It was announced in December that Madonna's next album will be released in late March. The singer, who teamed up with Live Nation in 2007 with a 10-year multi-faceted contract valued at $120 million, has signed a three album deal with Interscope Records. Her 2012 album will be her first in five years with "Gimme All Your Luvin" set to be the first single.
Watch Elton John and Madonna's Golden Globe red carpet interviews below.