Madonna dedicates Golden Globe 'robbing' song to Elton John
Madonna dedicated her Golden Globe-winning song "Masterpiece" to Elton John, months after beating him for the Award.
While performing in Nice, France, Madonna dedicated the song to John, telling the crowd that he's a "big fan" of hers and that she "forgives him," according to local news outlet Nice Matin's Twitter feed.
Given the fact that "Masterpiece" beat out John's song "Hello Hello" from the animated film "Gnomeo & Juliet," which was also nominated at the Golden Globe Awards, it is likely that Madonna was not playing nice.
Before the Golden Globe Awards show, John told reporters 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's comment about forgiveness was likely referencing a recent interview John had with an Australian TV station, where he said that the 53-year-old singer looks like a "fairground stripper."
"Her career's over, I can tell you that. Her tour's been a disaster and it couldn't have happened to a bigger [expletive]," John told Australia's Molly Meldrum in an interview earlier in the month. "She looks like a [expletive] fairground stripper and she's been horrible to Gaga."
John's publicist reportedly claimed that the quotes had been fabricated, but when notified that the face-to-face interview had aired on TV and videos remain on the web, said that the comments were meant to be "off the record."
John and Madonna's feud also involves Lady Gaga, the godmother of John and Furnish's son Zachary, who the singer collaborated with on "Hello Hello." Earlier in the year, Madonna said that Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" seemed "very familiar" to her own 1989 single "Express Yourself."
Elton John and Madonna have reportedly been at odds since the "Tiny Dancer" singer said at the 2004 Q Awards that Madonna "should be shot" for lip-synching at her live performances.
Madonna has drummed up plenty of controversy during her current "MDNA" world tour - from flashing her nipple to being sued by Russian activists who claim they were offended by her support of gay rights during a concert in St. Petersburg on August 9.
Madonna also showed images of France's far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika, the symbol of the Nazi movement, superimposed on her forehead, which sparked a civil complaint and threats of a lawsuit.