…and the claws are out!
In what appears to be another episode of “Somebody Pissed in Elton John‘s Cereal,” the piano-tickling legend wasn’t exactly in a laughing mood when quizzed on his thoughts on one of music’s most celebrated stageblazers – Janet Jackson.
Slamming the songstress with claims of lip-syncing, similar to those he hurled at her fellow pop queen Madonna years ago, John went all the way in and off on Jackson in his recent sit down with Rolling Stone magazine.
The reports already have JanFans in a furor, many of whom have taken to Twitter to speak out against the ever-outspoken ‘Tiny Dancer’ divo. Did you miss any of the action? It awaits below:
“ Because he prides himself on giving his all onstage, John is sensitive to others he feels do not hold themselves to the same standards. “You know, f–king music magazines writing a review of Janet Jackson saying, ‘This is the greatest show—four and a half stars.’ It’s f–king lip-synced! Hello! That’s not a show!” John, 68, says. “I’d rather go and see a drag queen. F–k off.”
More than a decade ago, John made similar lip-syncing claims about Madonna. “I say what I feel,” he tells Rolling Stone in hindsight. “I probably went too far with Madonna, and I got very personal and I wrote her—she was very gracious.”
Meanwhile, our girl Janet: