Madonna holds her Golden Globe
Elton John and husband David Furnish have been accused of being graceless and bitchy after Madonna beat John for the Best Original Song Golden Globe.
The stars were both up for the award at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills; Madonna for her song Masterpiece from her film W.E. and John for his song Hello Hello from Gnomeo & Juliet.
In an interview with Carson Daly on the red carpet before the ceremony, John proclaimed arrogantly: “Madonna hasn’t got a fucking chance.”
When Carson Daly reacted, “Those are fighting words”, John responded with, “They’re accurate words”.
When Daly later asked the material girl what she thought about John’s comment, she quipped humorously: “Was he wearing a dress? Those are fighting words… OK, well, may the best man win.”
Madonna did in fact take home the award as John sat stony-faced in the audience. The singer’s husband reacted with a rant on Facebook.
“Madonna. Best song???? Fuck off!!!, Furnish wrote, later adding: “Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in it’s (sic) narcissism. And her critisism (sic) of Gaga shows how desperate she really is.”
Speaking backstage, Madonna took the high road and commented about John: “He’s known to get mad at me, but I adore him … so he’ll win another award, and I don’t feel bad.”
The entertainers have previously fallen out. In 2004 John scoffed at Madonna winning an award and accused her of lip-synching but he later apologised and the two seemed to have made up.