'MDNA' star claims Rocket Man is a 'big fan' of hers

Madonna has revealed she has forgiven Elton John for calling her a “fairground stripper” and claimed that, despite his insulting comments, the singer is a “big fan” of hers.

The Rocket Man launched a scathing attack on the ‘MDNA’ star earlier this month (August 6), describing her latest tour as a “disaster” and suggesting that her “career is over”, before adding: “It couldn’t happen to a bigger cunt”.

A friend of Madonna’s subsequently insisted that she didn’t care what John had to say about her career, but at a show in Nice, France earlier this week, she told the audience that she held no grudge against the singer – scroll down and click to watch the footage.

Dedicating her track ‘Masterpiece’ to John, he said:

I know he’s a big fan of it. And I know he’s a big fan of mine. And you know? I forgive him. Gotta start somewhere.

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. With the European leg of the jaunt now over, Madonna takes the show to North America next week.