In a new Rolling Stone interview, Elton John took aim at Janet Jackson for supposedly lip-syncing her performances.
“You know, f**king music magazines writing a review of Janet Jackson saying, ‘This is the greatest show – four and a half stars,'” Elton said during the interview. “It’s f**king lip-synced! Hello! That’s not a show! I’d rather go and see a drag queen. F**k off.”
He then went on to say that the American media tends to coddle its celebrities more than other countries do.
“Americans sort of think of their stars as royalty and give them an easy ride,” he said. “Elvis Presley would never have happened in England because he wouldn’t have been able to hide away.”
In the same interview, he discussed becoming a father to his two sons, Zachary and Elijah, with husband David.
“I always said no to having kids, because I’m too old, too set in my ways, too selfish, the lifestyle doesn’t suit me,” Elton explained. But, he said, it ended up being the “best decision.”