In a recent interview, the singer calls Madonna’s “MDNA” tour “a disaster” and that she has been “horrible” to Lady Gaga.
Elton John is at it again. The singer made his opinions about former friend Madonna known in an interview with Australia’s Channel 7 program Sunday Night, declaring that her career was “over.”
“She’s such a nightmare. Her career is over, I can tell you that,” John said. “Her tour is a disaster and it couldn’t happen to a bigger c—.” Madonna, who is in the middle of her MDNA world tour, was booed at a July 26 concert in Paris during which she performed for approximately 45 minutes.
John, who has been feuding with Madonna for years, went even further with his jabs — going so far as criticizing her physical appearance.
“If Madonna had any common sense, she would have made a record like Ray of Light, stayed away from the dance stuff and just been a great pop singer and made great pop records, which she does brilliantly,” said John, who praised Rihanna and Katy Perry.
“But no, she had to prove that she was like …,” he continued, not specifying. “And she looks like a f—ing fairground stripper.”
John also said that Madonna, who called Lady Gaga‘s “Born This Way” “reductive” earlier this year in an ABC News interview, has “been so horrible to Gaga.” Lady Gaga is godmother to one of John’s sons.
This isn’t the first time John has let his criticisms of Madonna known. Following this year’s Golden Globes when Madonna won for best original song, John and partner David Furnish took to Facebook to slam the win. “Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in its narcissism,” Furnish wrote at the time. He later backtracked on his statements.