Elton John to apologize for saying Madonna lip-synchs
October 29, 2004
NEW YORK — Elton John is ready to apologize to Madonna after recently
accusing the pop star of lip-synching.
"I don't want to escalate it because I like Madonna," the
57-year-old singer-songwriter tells Entertainment Weekly.
been to my house for dinner. It was something that was said in the
heat of the moment, and probably should not have been said."
"Would I apologize to her if I saw her?" said John. "Yeah,
because I don't want to hurt any artist's feelings. It was my
fault. I instigated the whole thing. But it applies to all those
bloody teenage singers."
John made the comment when presenting the Best Live Act award
during the Q awards in London earlier this month. In EW's Nov. 6
issue, John described the event as "a very drunken lunch."
"The reaction to it was so hysterical," he said. "It was like I
said, `I think all gays should be killed or I think Hitler was
right.' I just said someone was lip-synching. I'm not afraid to
speak my mind. I'm not going to mellow with age. I get more enraged
about things as I get older because you see that these injustices
(Madonna's spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg, has said the singer
doesn't lip-synch and indicated that she hadn't taken John's
remarks too seriously.)
John, whose new CD, Peachtree Road, hits stores Nov. 9, wasn't
remiss about recently calling photographers in Taipei, Taiwan,
"rude, vile pigs."
"The thing in Taiwan was unfortunate," he told the magazine. "We
arrived at 12:15 at night, we were going through the terminal, and
we were just ambushed. (The photographers) were pretty hostile.
They were allowed to stay in immigration and photograph us."
In the article, John also revealed he loves Eminem's new album,
Encore; might collaborate with the Scissor Sisters; doesn't see
himself stopping recording; and wouldn't have a "Jennifer Lopez
wedding." – Sapa-AP
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