Sir Elton John blasts Janet Jackson for miming


February 26, 2016
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Singer Sir Elton John says he can't understand why Janet Jackson attracts so much praise for her concerts because he doesn't thinks she sings live.

He slammed: "You know, music magazines writing a review of Janet Jackson saying, 'This is the greatest show - four and a half stars.'

"It's lip-synced! Hello! That's not a show! I'd rather go and see a drag queen. F... off."

In 2003, Elton, 68, made similar criticisms toward Madonna, but admits he "probably went too far" with his comments, so wrote to her to apologise and she "graciously" accepted.

He told Rolling Stone magazine: "I say what I feel.

"I probably went too far with Madonna, and I got very personal and I wrote her - she was very gracious."

But John has no regrets for calling out his friend and sometime touring partner Billy Joel for his heavy drinking.

He said: "He's one of the great American songwriters. But I know when people used to say to me, 'You're wasting your life,' I'd go, 'F... off!' and I wouldn't speak to them for two years. Billy was p...ed, and I understand. But does it mean I don't love him? No, of course not."