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Elton John Accuses Janet Jackson Of Lip Syncing

Elton John has always struck me as being catty as hell, and he’s proven it again today by accusing Janet Jackson of lip syncing. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Elton basically trashed Jackson for no reason, claiming that he’d rather go see a drag queen than her because she doesn’t sing live. Is it true? Who knows. Is it bitchy as hell? You know it!

“I say what I feel. 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.”

Elton bringing Janet up is literally the most random thing ever. Look, he’s a legend and has contributed so much to modern music yada yada, but he’s still a bit of a dickhead, don’t you think? I’m not even a massive Janet Jackson fan and I think that. What he’s saying might be true – I have no way of knowing either way because I’ve never seen her live – but what has Janet Jackson ever done to him? And how is she even all that relevant at the moment to be ragging on?

Sit down, Elton.