Elton John Weighs In On Miley Cyrus And Lady GaGa : ‘I See A Meltdown Waiting To Happen’

Published: Sunday 15th Sep 2013 by David

With a career that now spans well over forty years, Elton John has seen more than his fair share of celebrity tragedies- witnessing the rise and unfortunate falls of acts he not only inspired but called contemporaries.

So, comments he made regarding Pop firework Miley Cyrus may give  she and her fans serious cause for concern this week, revealing- during an interview with The Australian– that he foresees a meltdown in her future.

His words of warning below…

He shared:

“I look at Miley Cyrus and I see a meltdown waiting to happen. And she’s so young! But she’s got two records in the top 20, so who is going to stop her? Maybe it’s a British thing, but I can spot a car crash before it happens. I was in my dressing room in Las Vegas when they announced that Michael Jackson was playing 50 dates at the O2. I turned to my agent and said: ‘He won’t do a single one of those.’ I could tell you he was going to die. He’d been doing drugs for so long, he’d been a mess for so long – and I’ve known Michael since he was 12 or 13 – that it was never going to happen. Everyone was saying it was going to be great and I was saying: ‘Hello? Are you looking at the real thing here?’

Then, when quizzed on ‘Brown Eyes’ entertainer Lady GaGa, he admitted:

With Gaga – who I love, she’s the godmother to our children – I’d like to be able to talk to her right now, but I can’t get through to her. And there are times when you have to listen. When your persona begins to take over your music and becomes more important, you enter a dangerous place. Once you have people around you who don’t question you, you’re in a dangerous place. When you get famous you get complacent. You stop listening to new things. But my album’s sound reflects the fact that all the things I love at the moment are stripped down. Lorde had a big US hit with a song called Royal. It’s just her voice and a drum machine, and it’s beautiful in its simplicity. It’s the kind of direction Gaga should be going in.”


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  1. PEACE OF WEAVE September 15, 2013


    • Miley Wrecking Ball Cyrus September 15, 2013

      You are damn idiot! She will soon pop her ass. Listen to your elders. There is no true accountability. Everyone wants to be entertained! Soon they will be tainted and their lights put out at a early age.

    • etone September 15, 2013

      pop, twerk, bang, grind and Disney star in the same paragraph

    • wesisthebestevr September 15, 2013

      see that’s my problem with her, i wouldn’t care if she twerked all the time, if she could ACTUALLY do it ! MILEY CYRUS CAN’T TWERK, not shouldn’t, CAN’T !

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      • Tiesha jackson September 16, 2013

        Twerking is black folks culture. How dare she steal that from us.

  2. FAF September 15, 2013

    MESSY. so basically he chose the newspaper to tell Gaga “we love you but u need to come back down to earth because these girls are outshining you with their simple voices” hmm….. *sits in thread*

    • FAF September 15, 2013

      and he tried it with his MJ comments, too

      • Common Sense September 15, 2013

        He didn’t try s***. Everything he said about MJ was factual, and anyone with two brain cells could have told you Michael wouldn’t be able to perform 50 full shows.

      • FAF September 16, 2013

        ^ lies, if you would READ he said “He won’t do ONE” he’s pretending to know every bit of MJ life and his drug use everyone coming out the wood work claiming he abused drugs now that he’s dead yet no one was close with him when he was alive? Chile knowing someone at 12 yo is not the same as knowing them at 50

  3. PEACE OF WEAVE September 15, 2013


  4. S****** Blonde September 15, 2013

    When your persona begins to take over your music and becomes more important, you enter a dangerous place. Once you have people around you who don’t question you, you’re in a dangerous place. When you get famous you get complacent.

    I dislike him as a person but i agree with him in this one, he’s a great artist after all, respect.

    • Lovebird (PRISM – 10.22.13)) September 15, 2013

      Or you shouldn’t take on what you cannot handle. You build your career on fraud and theft, you are bound to run out of ideas.

      This same thievery and fraud is why some artists are scared to drop an album, especially seeing that their so called “lessor” rival has out witted them and is more original.

  5. nah September 15, 2013

    Ok m’am

  6. OVOBarbie September 15, 2013

    Elton spoke the truth. Gaga’s music is too depressing.

  7. Goppit September 15, 2013

    Thank you, sir.

  8. Lana Del Slay September 15, 2013

    First Celine, now Elton. Miley better take heed.

    • Miley Wrecking Ball Cyrus September 15, 2013

      Yess! When the warning keeps coming there is always some danger coming. We have lost so many of our artists due to gimmicks and foolery. People just want to be entertained and don’t care for their well being and soul

    • LA LA September 15, 2013

      And he’s Gay!

      Gay people are so disgusting and try to act like they can make children together but end up stealing other people’s kids only to deceive them and destroy their minds.

      • Common Sense September 15, 2013

        Stealing? You mean taking them so they don’t have to spend their childhood in horribly religious brainwashing factories?

    • Common Sense September 15, 2013

      Or maybe it’s because he’s pushing 70? But sure let’s throw out our common sense and be a bitchy little queen.

  9. BeyWhoUWanna September 15, 2013

    Elton is always right.

  10. Lovebird (PRISM – 10.22.13)) September 15, 2013

    Sorry I don’t respect Elton John, he’s a bully and a narcissist. He is also arrogant and egoistic, he makes my skin crawl.

  11. TeenageDreamer September 15, 2013

    Elton spoke nothing but the truth.

  12. Check out LoveAlwaysCarmen.b*******.com September 15, 2013

    I truly believe people need to stop ragging on Miley and let her live her life point blank

  13. Lovebird (PRISM – 10.22.13)) September 15, 2013

    I really hope Miley amps up her attention seeking ways. The more people talk about Miley, the less they talk about T***** Caca…yasssss.

  14. to post or not to post? September 15, 2013

    He tried it wit mj. b**** sit.

    • Stop the drama Start the music September 15, 2013

      All he said was that MJ didn’t look too well and looked sick. There has been a lot worse things said about MJ. Don’t think what Elton said came from a place of bitterness.

  15. Stop the drama Start the music September 15, 2013

    To be honest, I think Gaga has toned her sound and image down a little. She use to be edgy and dark but if u look at her lately she seems to be in a happier place, dressing more normally, and not taking herself too seriously. I wish her music was a little better this era but in glad she’s givin music to the fans anyways. Even tho a lot of her critics have been a bit too harsh lately, I hope she takes some of the criticism and makes a better album and era next to around.

  16. Special Delivery September 15, 2013

    He spoke the truth

  17. Special Delivery September 15, 2013

    But the MJ part. NO he tried it.

    • Common Sense September 15, 2013

      Tried what? You people and your blind adoration for black legends and celebrities. They ARE fallible you know. MJ especially.

  18. PEACE OF WEAVE September 15, 2013


  19. Bey Is King September 15, 2013

    I see no lies Elton

  20. . : : h 2 o : : . September 15, 2013

    I hope they stop being so insultive to Gaga.

    Like …..

  21. Possum Blossom September 15, 2013

    Elton better spill that tea. gaga is getting a big head this era, her first single sounds like s***..

  22. ok September 15, 2013

    everyone with eyes knew MJ’s personal life was f***** up. ever since the legal battles, his private life had gone downhill and it was no secret.. he was also open about his addiction to prescription drugs, so i dnt know who died and made elton john miss Cleo.
    So typical of everyone to predict a meltdown for the it girl in the pop world. same way they been predicting rihanna’s meltdown and all that s***, yet she’s still running s*** on her own terms…
    No one knows whats gonna happen with miley, but this charade looks like a great marketing plan to garner attention (good or bad), and it’s working.
    How about you zip and raise your kids?

    • Common Sense September 15, 2013

      Was Rihanna getting the s*** beat out of her also “running s*** on her own terms?” She’s nothing but another puppet who thinks she’s in charge. The moment her label is done milking her she’ll be over.

  23. Tisha September 15, 2013

    Oooh I love it. All the classical real singers are spillin the tea, flavor: Extra Truth. Gaga’s his child’s god-mother and he’s even being real with her. I agree with him completely.

    Nobody can look at Miley and not see an epic crash coming. She’s pushing this sexual image so hard and destroyig her reputation and life in the process. I don’t see her engagement to Liam ever happening and her success right now is 100% based on shock-value. No one in the industry truly respects her.

  24. mekaela September 15, 2013

    The sad part is gaga was overated now people are tired of her gimmicks she tried to steel madonna style now she is failing to capture the essence of gaga in the beginning now we have miley stealing rihanna image it looks fake and I dear people say let her live her life popping molly and acting careless for shock value is not a true artist miley will be a one hit wonder soon peoole see her as trying too hard

  25. mekaela September 15, 2013

    Beyonce already a legend she does not need to prove herself anymore she has kept her career classy without shocking people with foolishness I have a daughter and proud that she looks up to beyonce im a ri fan but young girls need to see u dont have to display nastiness be famous rihanna was never this horrible like miley she is plan trash American Music has become trash the women should just walk naked and be strippers

  26. mekaela September 15, 2013

    America has poluted our world with filth they want to impose this culture on the world s** and p*** be naked miley promotes r*** tempt men to go out and disrespect girls show your body to the world and they say its empowering women no its not

  27. Common Sense September 15, 2013

    The kids will scoff and roll their eyes until Miley ends up overdosing or in a car wreck. Then they’ll say “but she looked so good, what went wrong?”

    • Leah labelle stan September 15, 2013

      Where’s Mariah’s album ?

  28. christinastherealtalent September 16, 2013

    The likes of Elton John and Celine Dion have sat back and watch melt downs happen to the best of them which is why they are soliciting their advice whether people want to hear it or not. So many music acts rely solely on selling s** for publicity and once it gets old and trust me it will, nobody will care for you as much. Elton and Celine are only trying to look out for the young performers. Miley, Katy, Justin Beiber, Gaga, Rihanna, etc…they are all very successful right now, but eventually, nobody will give a s***!

    I have had to accept that the music acts that were on top of the charts when I was a teenager who are the same ones struggling to make a comeback may never experience that same kind of success again which is why I’m glad they have other business ventures to fall back on. These young performers should invest in something so when their music careers start declining, they don’t have to worry about going broke or filing for bankruptcy.

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