Madonna 'doesn't care what Elton John has to say'

'An insider' close to the 'MDNA' singer has responded to Elton John's criticisms of her

Madonna 'doesn't care what Elton John has to say'

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Madonna has responded to the comments made by Elton John over the weekend which saw him label her "a fairground stripper" and proclaim that "her career is over".

The eccentric singer, who recently released his collaboration album with Pnau, made the cutting comments in reference to Madonna's criticism of Lady Gaga.

Speaking on Australian TV show Sunday Night, Elton John said when asked about Madonna: ''She's such a nightmare. Sorry, her career is over. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn't happen to a bigger cunt."

He continued: "If Madonna had any common sense she would have made a record like 'Ray Of Light' and stayed away from the dance stuff and just been a great pop singer and make great pop records, which she does brilliantly. But no, she had to go and prove she looks like a fucking fairground stripper. She's been so horrible to Gaga.''

Now, according to The Huffington Post, a "friend" of Madonna, who is also "an insider", has said that the singer couldn't care less about the comments.

They told the website: "I honestly do not understand his need to trash the crap out of her over and over again. He says she has no authority, but apparently he has authority? He needs to hate on her. To say her tour is a disaster is just silly. She is selling out arenas, singing new material and a few classic hits. He will be singing the same old songs until he dies."

The source added: "Ultimately, she doesn't care what he has to say about her in public or private. She has nothing to prove to anyone, especially Elton John."

This isn't the first time Elton John and Madonna have publicly feuded. He had previously accused her of "lip-synching" during her live shows in 2007 and reignited the feud ahead of Madonna's show at this year's Super Bowl, when he told the singer to "lip-synch good".

Madonna is currently in the middle of her 'MDNA' world tour.

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