Elton John tells Madonna to 'lip-sync good' ahead of Super Bowl show

Singer reignites feud with Queen of Pop after Golden Globes controversy

Elton John tells Madonna to 'lip-sync good' ahead of Super Bowl show

Photo: PA

Elton John has reignited his feud with Madonna by telling the singer to "lip-sync good" ahead of her Super Bowl halftime show this weekend (February 5).

Madonna is expected to perform tracks from her forthcoming new studio album 'MDNA' during the sporting event, but in an interview with US television show Good Morning America, John insisted that he didn't expect the pop icon to sing live.

When asked what advice he had for the singer ahead of the show, John – whose civil partner, David Furnish, publicly slammed Madonna after she beat John to the Best Original Song gong at this year's Golden Globes awards – replied:

Make sure you lip-sync good. Of course you have to play live, but I don't think you can. In all fairness to everyone who's done it before, I think you may be able to sing live, but it's really hard to play live.


John's comments seemingly reignite his feud with Madonna after Furnish described her Golden Globes victory as a "fluke" and claimed that the integrity of the awards should be called into question, although he did later claim that the spat had been "blown way out of proportion".

Yesterday (January 31), Madonna promised that there will be no nipple flashing 'wardrobe malfunctions' when she takes to the Super Bowl stage in Indianapolis. It was confirmed earlier this week, meanwhile, that both MIA and Nicki Minaj would be joining the singer for the performance.

The pair both feature on Madonna's forthcoming single, 'Give Me All Your Luvin'', which is set for release on February 3. It's the first single to be taken from Madonna's forthcoming album, 'MDNA', which is out on March 26 through Interscope Records.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk' returns to Number One and breaks own streaming record
Three more Madonna demos including reported Lady Gaga diss track surface online
John Lydon: 'I'm absolutely oblivious to Band Aid 30'
Kiss to perform 1975 album 'Alive!' in full during Kiss Kruise 2015
K-Pop artists threaten legal action over music used in 'The Interview'
The Killers reveal Christmas single tradition came from turning down Bono's Gap advert offer
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande share acoustic performance of 'Love Me Harder' – watch
Mica Levi on scoring 'Under the Skin': 'I dreamt the world came out of Scarlett...
Taylor Swift becomes first artist to top Billboard Artist 100 for ten weeks
Skrillex and Diplo share remix of Beyonce’s '7/11' - listen
Girl Band debut new track ‘Sexy Wife’ - watch
Grimes shares festive track and video 'Christmas II (Grinch)' - watch
Frank Sinatra collaborator Buddy DeFranco dies, aged 91
Brian May: 'We need a change of government or we will all slit our wrists'
Beyonce’s father sells her old belongings for £1,200 at a garage sale
N.E.R.D. reveal first new song in four years, ‘Squeeze Me’ - listen
Thom Yorke shares new song 'You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry' - listen
Metric share new song 'The Fatal Gift' - listen
Fall Out Boy share their 'Drunk History' with Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie -...
Nile Rodgers announces release of new track 'I'll Be There'
Beyoncé shares photos from her and Jay Z's holiday to Iceland
Father John Misty shares video of 'pop-up art' for 'I Love You, Honeybear'...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM