Why have Madonna and Elton John been feuding for so long?

(Re-enactment.)

It wasn’t long before Elton John’s latest jabs at fellow singer Madonna made headlines. Though this time, he crossed a new line — he called her the c-word.

Speaking to a reporter for an Australian TV show, Sir Elton John went below-the-belt in his criticism for Madge.

“Why is she such a nightmare? Sorry, her career is over. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn’t happen to a bigger c***,” he ranted.

“If Madonna had any common sense she would have made a record like Ray Of Light and stayed away from the dance stuff and just been a great pop singer and make great pop records, which she does brilliantly….. But no, she had to go and prove… she looks like a f****** fairground stripper. She’s been horrible to Gaga,” he so eloquently added.

This time, he was firing back over Madonna’s criticism of Lady Gaga, who is a personal friend of John and the godmother of his son.

However, this is not the first time Elton John and Madonna (two of music’s biggest divas, one with a real British accent, one with a fake British accent) have been in the spotlight for their war of words. Allow us to reflect on the ye olde tale of one of the biggest feuds in music history.

It all started when back in 2004 at Britain’s Q Awards when Elton John said of Madonna, “Best f****** live act? F*** off! … Anyone who lip-syncs in public onstage when you pay 75 pounds to see them should be shot.”

Oh, snap!

It continued at the 2012 Golden Globe awards, when Elton John was asked to comment on his competition for “Best Original Song.” He was nominated for “Gnomeo and Juliet.”

“Mary J. [Blige] might win it for ‘The Help,’” John said. “Madonna doesn’t have a f****** chance.”

John later ate his words when Madonna did win the award. Later, Elton John’s partner, David Furnish slammed her on Facebook with a status that read, “Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit … And her criticism of Lady Gaga shows how desperate she really is.”

Elton John has also had very public feuds with other celebrities including Lilly Allen, George Michael and the late Princess Diana.

For a man who asks the world, “Can you feel the love tonight?,” Elton John sure is one hostile fellow.


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