Shade! Elton John Slams Janet Jackson’s ‘Unbreakable’ Tour

Published: Thursday 25th Feb 2016 by Rashad
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…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:

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 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:


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  1. Tranet February 25, 2016

    He is absolutely right.

    Janet’s show is a MESS! Cheap production, small stage, no outfit changes

    Looks so amateur

    • @Tranet February 25, 2016

      He didn’t say any of that, but whatever.

    • Truth(Nicki WHACK and Adele FAT…WHET!!) February 25, 2016


  2. WetterThanTheOcean February 25, 2016

    Her show and new music sucks. She needs to just go back to Dubai and live the billionaire life.

    • Truth(Nicki WHACK and Adele FAT…WHET!!) February 25, 2016

      Suck ME ho!!

  3. HailBeysus February 25, 2016

    It’s not like he’s the only musician who feels this way. But oh well Janet still slays!

    • @HailBeysus February 25, 2016

      Beyonce lips some of her live performances as well. LOL!

      • HailBeysus February 25, 2016

        Kii word here SOME! All artists have lip synched at some point. So whats your point with this “shade”?

    • Ashley February 25, 2016

      As if Beyonce’s entire shows aren’t pre recorded…bye

      • HailBeysus February 25, 2016

        Bitxh exactly bye! Bey has plenty of shows with live vocals while doing choreography. She keeps her choreography cute because she doesn’t compromise her vocals for anything! Now dismiss yourself hoee!

    • #formlation ?☕ February 25, 2016

      Can everyone get off Beyonce ‘s tets please.

      Love her or loathe her, you canot deny that she is a beast on that stage. We All know she can sing LIVE whilst still busting moves in heals…

  4. Last Name Ever, First Name Greatest February 25, 2016

    Someone must have f***** him good bit didn’t take his ass to RedLobster

  5. Um. February 25, 2016

    Didn’t he praise her back in 1999 when they did that duet? It seems like he’s jealous. I actually went to Janet’s show last year and it was SO much fun and her album is amazing! And more tea, most of that show was not lipped! Even some of her fast numbers weren’t lipped. Janet really isn’t bothering a damn soul, but gets attacked. For what? Making people happy and proving haters wrong? Her song The Great Forever is for people like Wendy Williams and Elton John who bash her for no reason.

    • B Lamont February 25, 2016

      Exactly. He apologizes to Madonna and then says the same exact thing about Janet. And he’s worked with her and praised her talent. And it wasn’t like he was forced to work with her. It was his damn choice. This is so stupid and obviously a ploy for attention.

    • Shady81 February 25, 2016

      @Um. You took the words right out of my mouth! If Janet was good enough for him to do a duet with in 2000. Then what the f*** is wrong now Elton was all gung ho for her to record I know the truth, but now she’s lip syncing in his eyes. B**** Where! I mean either his ass is on his monthly damn period or his piano broke and fell apart on his damn foot, or better yet he didn’t get no d*** last night from his damn husband and they sleeping in separate bedrooms this little red head f****** goblin done tried Janet’s entire got damn life hell maybe he tried to call Janet and she rejected him, whatever the case may be he needs to get his little queenly ass together cause he done tried it all the f****** way.

    • ka February 26, 2016

      Wendell makes no sense so two faced saying she liked 7 songs off the album now doesn’t like it and hates on janet like she needs her hermaphrodite rachet ass approval for success. Just mad janet won’t come on that show and Latoya is the best she can do.

      • ka February 26, 2016

        Anyway about Elton John he hating on janet returned sucess, cuz it see him selling out shows or being mentioned unless his husband is on ET. He is know getting some shine, probably cozies up with Justin Timberbitch

  6. FC/JC February 25, 2016

    He said nothing we all didnt already know…. Plus hes an old, fat, wrinkly, pale queen, These statements are expected from one such as it.

    • OMG Logic!!! February 25, 2016

      Racist b1tch. No one was even talking about skin color until you brought it up.

      • HailBeysus February 25, 2016

        The Irony in you comment! You stay doing the same shít bitxh!

  7. @FC/JC February 25, 2016

    There’s one issue. Most of Janet’s shows are LIVE!

    • LmfaoHoe February 25, 2016

      John old as must be forgetting he praised and sang with Janet some time in the 90s. This is what you call a fake b**** alright. Top of that I have been to the Unbreakable Tour, full of energy and classics being performed ! (@Wendy ass) and there are great majority of LIVE vocals. So what Janet lips, hell with all that dancing ain’t easy for someone her age. Even Michael had to lip along with Madonna when you are well known for dancing, especially for 2 straight hours !

  8. Barb B**** February 25, 2016

    Beyonce is the Queen of Performances and Tours now.

    • LOL! February 25, 2016

      Stealing performances is more like it.

    • Kii February 25, 2016

      Madonna says Hi

      • Barb B**** February 25, 2016


  9. Indie February 25, 2016

    Elton John is a nasty jealous old queen who hates women cos he wishes he was one, washed up hag, He Needs to keep Janet’s name out of his come filled mouth!

    • OMG Logic!!! February 25, 2016

      He’s far more successful than Janet will ever be, so I don’t see where this claim of jealousy comes from. Oh, and he didn’t need to ride a sibling’s coattails to achieve his success.

      • Indie February 26, 2016

        go gurgle on your dads d***!

    • ka February 26, 2016


  10. truthtea February 25, 2016

    In his defense, YES! Janet being married to an Islam guy is definitely hurting her image and brand due to her conservative nature these days! People are used to seeing a more sexualized Janet on stage and that’s what they go to see. Her dippin’ it and doin’ it!

    In her defense, Janet has never been a vocalist! So when people go to see her perform, they go for the visual! She’s a dancer, not a vocalist!!!

    If you’re going to shade her for not singing live, you need to go after Britney, Rihanna, Taylor, Beyonce, etc…don’t just pick and choose who you go after!

    • @truthtea February 25, 2016

      You aren’t the brightest. Janet actually became a star when she was fully covered. And he said nothing about her marriage Wtf?

  11. pat February 25, 2016

    I guess Janet’s really that good!! If you’ve been to the unbreakable tour its obvious she sings most of that show live.

  12. SMH February 25, 2016

    The gif sums it up. Tacky white queens are not known to have taste or class.

    • OMG Logic!!! February 25, 2016

      As opposed to ratchet Black ones?

  13. shakira stan February 25, 2016

    I’ve never seen beyonce sing live. ..why doesn’t anyone drag her?

  14. Lake Erie February 25, 2016

    He just needs some Publicity that’s all. Janet is always unbothered. She just so damn classy.

  15. whut February 25, 2016

    He must have onset dementia. He probably thought it was still 2005 and they asked him about Madonna lol.

  16. Mr. Cee February 25, 2016


  17. obsidian February 25, 2016

    I’d like to see that overgrown, decrepit, fat pig get on stage and do 16 bars + of intense choreography while simulataneously singing!!! He wouldn’t be able to last 5 minutes! Anybody can sit behind a piano and sing live; they’re two very different artist, so it doesn’t make sense for him to compare his stage show to hers!!!

    • obsidian February 25, 2016


    • OMG Logic!!! February 25, 2016

      Then why doesn’t Janet? I’d love to see her whispery ass sit behind a piano and belt out more than a hushed secret for once. Oh that’s right, you can’t hear her across a room much less across an arena unless a backtrack is on.

      • LmfaoHoe February 25, 2016

        @ OmG Logic you really be aggy. Janet can sing her ass off with a piano. Better go listen to her new track song “After You Fall” for example.

    • Daimler February 26, 2016

      “Anybody can sit behind a piano and sing live”

      Um, what?! Sitting behind a piano and singing live, while you’re playing is not something that “anybody” can do. I can’t believe someone would be shallow enough to even say that. “Intense choreography” in place of live singing is usually something that pop stars do as a crutch to cover up for their limited ability to sing and play instruments. Anyone who had the talent to sing and play the piano exceptionally well would NOT trade that for military choreography, pyrotechnics and other on stage distractions.

  18. JanStan February 25, 2016

    Dang he salty as hell comin for the female legends. Brave of him but I doubt Madonna or Janet have 2 fux to give about his queeny overweight wannabe Liberace lookin a**. Next.

  19. Dossome February 25, 2016

    Girl bye

  20. Del February 25, 2016

    Elton sit down!!! You may not be a fan of JJ’s live shows, but there are plenty of people who are! I do recall she was good enough for you to duet with on the AIDA soundtrack, resulting in $ being put in your pocket. What you said about her will not take away from her legendary status. Elton, a lot of fans aren’t putting up with you white entitled folks coming for or exerting your white privileged opinion on our Black Queens. The JanFam is already coming for you on Twitter, so please think before anything derogatory comes out of your mouth about Rhi Rhi, Bey, Nicki, Mimi, etc. because you know the Navy, BeyHive, Barbz, Lambs will NOT stand for it! You are a legend Elton, act legendary, not like some catty troll! If u feel the need to pick on limited vocalists in the music industry, the recent winner of the Album of the Year Grammy comes to mind!

  21. What now February 25, 2016

    I CAN’T STAND THIS BIH!!!!!! She’s stay mad. Forever pressed and insecure over females like their her competition! Notice how he’ll never say anything about Prince, Boy George, and etc., but stay with Madonna and other females on shim mind. DIE ALREADY BÌTCH! PLEASE JUST DIE!!!!

  22. Al February 25, 2016

    Jane’s new album is great but her current tour is a ghetto mess. She’s only on stage for a little more than an hour too. It’s horrible.

    • OMG Logic!!! February 25, 2016

      Not like deluded Jackson fans would ever admit the truth but you telling it how it is.

  23. BoyToy1814 February 25, 2016

    Elton is suffering from Dementia!! He slid down a rusty blade & fell into an alcoholic river. Pay him DUST!! The RHYTHM NATION will NEVER die………….but Elton will!! #NextSong

  24. metzo February 25, 2016

    He’s right tho.

  25. Royalkev February 25, 2016

    Original Comment held for moderation, so let me revise it:

    Elton’s bitterness and jealousy is obviously getting the best of him! Janet’s been known to sing along (live) with pre-recorded vocals for some time now, so it’s not even worth entertaining a debate on this. Call me when this wide, 30-pound gaining every month, overrated diva learn a thing or 2 about incorporating intricate choreography in his shows or building up the stamina to deliver high-energy level performances for 2-3 hours. Janet does her fair share of live singing, but she’s quite busy doing what’s expected of her … which is working a stage in ways Elton can only in his sleep.

  26. King Mark111 /.\ February 25, 2016

    Janet only lips when she’s dancing her @ss off. People need to know that there is a ful rang of artist. Janet always been dance performer. No one ask for top level vocals. Just like no one ask you Madam John to do a full 16 count on stage. Janet is one of a kind, no one can put on a show like her. John, you’re a dime a dozen, We see a YOU every year on AI and on youtube.

    • #formlation ?☕ February 25, 2016

      There are other artists that can do both at the same time…

      • LmfaoHoe February 25, 2016

        List of names please.

    • @kingmark February 25, 2016

      Actally all of them aren’t lipped.

  27. Cough Cough February 25, 2016

    Yeah nobodies asking you to get your cat tail up from the piano and dance. Have a seat. Janet’s your SLAYS my life

  28. Greg_N_Greed February 25, 2016

    I taught he was dead.. Enough said!

  29. Janet Journey February 25, 2016

    I guess Elton John forgot Janet Jackson out song him on there duet song “I Know the Turth”

    Plus in Santa Barbara last year Janet song live and sick and you could tell she was singing sick.. She even took the time to apologize to the audience ..

  30. Thando February 25, 2016

    The truth hurts

  31. Del February 25, 2016

    …and the thing that disturbs me about this entire situation is Janet bothers no one! She puts out her product, tours and goes back into her cocoon. The only beef she had was with Madonna over 20 years ago. I hope Elton realizes his tantrums hurt people’s feelings, especially when you’ve had a working relationship with the person. It’s ok to have an opinion, but he was down right nasty (no pun intended) and classless to her. Keep it moving Queen! You have too precious of a life to keep on living than to worry about some aging piano man looking for press for his new CD!

  32. yesterday was Aaliyah 37birthday to the good music February 25, 2016

    Janet is unbothered

  33. ?Queen Molly? February 26, 2016

    Lmao Janet is a sorry excuse for a legend that last name carried her ki.

    • Shady81 February 26, 2016

      @Queen Molly you’re a trip first you stan hard for Ciara now that Ciara’s going through her baby daddy troubles you want to hop on the Selena Gomez bandwagon SMH, and Janet’s not just famous because of her last name if that was the case then all the rest of them besides (Michael)(Jackson 5) would be on her and Mike’s Level so you’re point is invalid.

      • ?Queen Molly? February 26, 2016

        Do I know you? #IThinkNot #LetMeLive

  34. ?Queen Molly? February 26, 2016

    Janet has lip synced her whole career yet shes a legend bye!!!!!

    • Shady81 February 26, 2016

      First of all @Molly you don’t have to know me. But you’re the biggest flip flap flopper on this post and let’s not talk about someone lip syncing when Ciara’s ass can barely carry a tune let alone hold an entire note but you stan for her anyway, then there’s Selena Gomez whose known for lip syncing but you as well stan for her. So do you see where I’m going with this? If not here’s an easier refresher for you so you’ll get my drift neither one of them broads can sang, there’s no Whitney’s, Celine’s, Stephanie Mills, let alone Taylor Dayne’s amongst those two so before you come for someone’s vocal ability check the two women you’ve post on your avi’s, Janet never claim to be a vocalist she always truthfully noted herself as an entertainer, but at least she’s always in tune and in harmony and her songs are recognizable so while you try to shade Janet which again is pointless someone will always point out the two lessors you stan for, oh and Janet is and will always be a legend so stay pressed so good night and drag you later.

  35. Jameson February 26, 2016

    An unjust attack. Janet is a sweetheart & oozes God-given talent. The absolute majority of today’s pop tarts struggle to emulate her stage slayage. Sir John, with respect lost your coke-laced music catalogue is dated as f***. Stewing lazily behind a grand piano like domestic swine is not a quality show had. Simply put, expired bitter old queens should know when to shut the f*** up & retire already. Never again.

  36. Thando February 26, 2016

    Ironic that most of you are displeased by Elton sharing his opinion (which he is allowed todo) but you make these various ugly and disgusting homophobic “jokes”at the same time

  37. dfdf February 26, 2016

    If the show is entertaining then its good. Mariah has the worst concerts and Whitney was having trouble all 00’s why because once their voices were bad they really couldn’t put on a good show. Atleast Janet has other talents to put on a great production. I know people that have gone to Elton John concerts and the say the would rather go to karaoke.

  38. Navy Nick February 26, 2016

    Elton is salty because janets new album opened @#1 last year, while his new 1, and Madonnas (last year), did NOTHING! All artists have a moment for lyp sometimes, but regardless u can’t deny Janets an entertaining queen!!!!! Bye Elton, have several seats girl…

  39. DTG February 26, 2016

    Some people can’t handle the truth. Elton is more successful than Janet, has sold WAY more records, writes his own music, plays instruments and has much more authentic talent and is much more respected and regarded by the industry. When you’ve achieved what he has, you can be as critical as you see fit. Especially when it comes to artists who aren’t as talented!

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