Elton John would ‘rather see a drag queen’ than watch Janet Jackson lip-sync

Singer previously criticised Madonna for miming

Elton John has criticised Janet Jackson for miming at her concerts, saying that he would “rather go and see a drag queen”.

John has long been critical of lip-syncing, having taken a pop at Madonna back in 2004 by saying: “Anyone who lip-syncs in public on stage when you pay £75 to see them should be shot”.

Speaking recently to Rolling Stone, John reflected on his past comments by saying: “I say what I feel. I probably went too far with Madonna, and I got very personal and I wrote [to] her – she was very gracious.”


However, John says he still has an issue with miming: “You know, fucking music magazines writing a review of Janet Jackson saying, ‘This is the greatest show – four and a half stars.’ It’s fucking lip-synced! Hello! That’s not a show! I’d rather go and see a drag queen. Fuck off.”


John recently made headlines by accusing The Rolling Stones of being “irrelevant”, saying the band should return to making blues albums instead of chasing mainstream success.

The Mirror reports that he told a US radio station: “I think Mick [Jagger] wants to still be relevant on the radio – well they are not.”

He added: “What I think the Rolling Stones should do is a great blues record, and go back to what they used to do – and do things like ‘Come On’ – the Chuck Berry song like they did in their early career. That is what they should do… And I think Keith would love to do a record like that. And that is what they should be doing.”

John, who recently revealed he is writing with The Killers on songs for their new album, released new album ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ earlier this year.

Elton John has said that he is working on “killer” new music with Lady Gaga. Gaga is godmother to Elton John’s children and is also believed to be releasing her new studio album at some point in 2016.