Elton John on Janet Jackson: ‘It’s F—ing Lip-Synced!’

By Hayden Wright

Elton John had harsh words for Janet Jackson in a recent Rolling Stone interview. In the same breath as the icon explained he went too far in a lip-sync feud with Madonna in 2004, he opened fire on another touring superstar: Janet. Miss Jackson, that is, if you’re nasty. And Elton did get a bit nasty.

“You know, f—ing music magazines writing a review of Janet Jackson saying, ‘This is the greatest show – four and a half stars,'” he said. “It’s f—ing lip-synced! Hello! That’s not a show! I’d rather go and see a drag queen. F– off.”

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Jackson released Unbreakable last year and has sparsely promoted it with live performances. Her anticipated tour was delayed due to illness and now the dates have been rescheduled.

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