Madonna might be ready to bury the hatchet with Elton John. While performing in Nice, France, the Queen of Pop announced that she forgives John and even dedicated a song to him. But was the move sincere or sassy?
Nice-Matin, a French newspaper, was tweeting live from Madonna's concert at Stade Charles Ehrmann on Tuesday night when the 54-year-old mentioned John:
Madonna decided to forgive John for the snarky comments he has made about her. Before her Super Bowl performance, the "Rocket Man" pianist bid Madonna good luck by saying, "Make sure you lip-sync good." Then, during an interview with Australian TV, John said Madonna looks like "a (effing) fairground stripper" and said her career is over.
After she publicly forgave John, she dedicated her song "Masterpiece" to him.
Now, here is wherein lies the possible sass.
Madonna was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for "Masterpiece," a song recorded for the soundtrack of "W.E.," back in January. John was also nominated in this category for his song "Hello, Hello" from "Gnomeo & Juliet." The nomination sparked some red carpet contention and, when asked about Madonna's odds of winning, John told Carson Daly, "Madonna hasn't got a f--king chance."
Madonna went on to snag the award and John's husband, David Furnish, took a swipe at her on Facebook writing: "Madonna. Best song???? F--k off!!!"
The feud between Madonna and John might seem particularly heated as of late, but it has been brewing for 10 years now. Their roller coaster relationship has been topsy-turvy since 2002, noted CBS News, when John bashed Madonna's song for the 007 film, "Die Another Day," as "the worst Bond tune ever."
It seems as if John might be softening up on the pop veteran.
While speaking with Radio Times, John praised Madonna as a trail-blazer, according to The Independent.
"Madonna took the industry by the scruff of the neck, made opportunities for other women, like Gaga and Katy Perry," he said, but made sure to add "some (women) aren't good at handling their own careers."
Madonna certainly has incited unnecessary controversy recently, brandishing fake pistols and machine guns and flashing Nazi symbols.
We can't help but wonder if her "Masterpiece" dedication was an olive branch or more fuel for the fire.