Sir Elton John On Janet Jackson’s Performances: “I’d Rather Go See A Drag Queen”
Maybe Elton John is having a bad day or maybe he just doesn’t really care. Either way, the 68-year-old singer-songwriter and piano man let his opinions fly during a recent Rolling Stone interview and leveled some harsh criticism Janet Jackson’s way.
“I say what I feel,” the musician explained. “I probably went too far with Madonna [publicly calling her out for lip-synching], and I got very personal and I wrote her — she was very gracious. … 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-synched! Hello! That’s not a show! I’d rather go and see a drag queen. F–k off.”
It appears as if John is taking a cue from Kanye West’s book of ranting because he didn’t seem to hold back when it came to his assessment of the Unbreakable singer’s recent tour.
Well…that escalated quickly.