|Madonna and Elton burry the hatchet
Wednesday, September 5 2007
Madonna and Elton John have finally called a truce on their high profile feud more than two years after he publicly accused the pop star of lip-synching in an expletive laden outburst.
Introducing Madonna at this year's GQ Awards in London on September 4, 2007, Elton said: "This is a moment you thought you would never see." The pair hugged on stage, but Elton couldn't resist a final swipe, adding he had "written a grovelling apology and offered to join the Kabbalah".
At an awards ceremony in 2004, Elton infamously criticised the singer after she won an award for live performance, saying: "Madonna, best f***ing live act? F*** off! Since when has lip-synching been live?" That's me off her f***ing Christmas card list but do I give a toss? No."
Madonna hit back through a statement issued by her spokesperson, who declared: "Madonna does not lip-synch nor does she spend her time trashing other artists." The singer, who is still awaiting permission to permanently adopt her third child, left the awards show looking rather worse for wear as she piled into a cab.
Sir Paul McCartney, who spent the evening surrounded by a bevy of beauties including singer Natalie Imbruglia and supermodel Elle Macpherson, was finally able to collect his trophy for last year's Man Of The Year award.
Introducing him, Elton said: "Paul is by far and away the greatest living songwriter in the world." Picking up his 2006 award Sir Paul said: "Hey I'm just some little kid from Liverpool." Ending the awards Elton joked: "We can't really top that unless Elvis Presley parachutes through the roof."
Madonna bites back
Thursday, November 10 2005 at 11:14:47
Elton John regrets his lip-syncing slip
Friday, October 29 2004 at 16:24:18
Elton cools off
Friday, October 15 2004 at 04:22:55
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