Elton John is never one to hold his tongue.
And he didn’t disappoint as Janet Jackson got caught in the crosshairs as John slammed the “Unbreakable” songstress and her live performances during an interview with Rolling Stone.
In his eyes, Jackson is guilty of lip-syncing, something he is passionately against when it comes to singers giving fans a great live show.
“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-synced! Hello! That’s not a show!” John says. “I’d rather go and see a drag queen. F–k off.”
Jackson is the latest entertainer to get on John’s bad side. The “Rocket Man” vocalist’s beef with Madonna has been well-documented as he went in on her for lip-syncing in 2004.
“Madonna, best live act? F–k off,” John said at the Q Awards. “Since when has lip-syncing been live? Sorry about that, but I think everyone who lip-syncs on stage in public when you pay like 75 quid to see them should be shot. Thank you very much. That’s me off her Christmas card list, but do I give a toss? No.”
As it stands now, there has been no response from Jackson regarding John’s comments.
The question is will she fire back or will she remain silent? Does John even have a point with how he feels about lip-syncing artists or is he full of hot air?
(Photo Source: AP/Janet Jackson Instagram)