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Elton John Gives Madonna Super Bowl Performance Advice

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Considering Elton John has made it no secret that he’s not a Madonna fan, the fact that he offered the Material Girl advice on her Super Bowl performance came as a surprise. That is, until we found out what he said. The man is great with a backhand! So what pointers did he offer?

“Make sure you lip-sync good.” Geez Elton, tell us how you really feel! John dropped the bomb in an interview with ABC News (via Ace Showbiz). Earlier, when asked if he’d seen a good Super Bowl performance, John replied, “I’ve never seen a decent one. Never ever.”

John explained his opinion by shedding light on the difficulties of live performances in Super Bowl style settings — and threw in yet another shot at Madge. “Of course you have to play live, but I don’t think you can,” John said. “In all fairness to everyone who’s done it before, I think you may be able to sing live, but it’s really hard to play live.” So while he thinks most artists can sing live in a Super Bowl arena, he advises Madonna to lip-sync well? Harsh, man!

This is only the latest in a series of John’s public jabs at Madonna. Before Madonna accepted her Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for her track ‘Masterpiece,’ John told a reporter that she had “no f—-in’ chance.” What’s more, John, who was also nominated for a song he penned for ‘Gnomeo and Juliet,’  “seemed p—ed off in the crowd when Madonna’s name was read.” Sounds like someone has sour grapes. John’s husband, David Furnish, laid into Madonna via Facebook when she won, writing, “Madonna. Best song???? F— off!!! Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit.”

Furnish then took to tossing Lady Gaga‘s name into the verbal fracas. Gaga is John and Furnish’s son’s godmother — as well as the brunt of some public criticisms from Madge. “Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in it’s narcissism. And her critisism [sic] of Gaga shows how desperate she really is.”

Come on, guys. Gaga loves you both. Why not show some love (or just basic respect) for each other?

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