When Elton John likened Madonna to a “fairground stripper” on Australian TV, then later followed it up with more catty comments about lip-syncing her Superbowl performance, he probably didn’t count on running into the Material Girl herself last week while dining in Nice.
Elton John owns that large yellow villa on top of Mont Boron, and when in town he and his husband often frequent La Petite Masion… which is coincidentally the same restaurant chosen by Madonna the night before her concert in Nice last week. The Rocket Man was in the middle of dinner with family and friends when in walked the Material Girl with her entourage… Awk-ward!
The two celebrity diners were in separate parts of the restaurant, and although they were very well aware of each other, the two tables did not interact… until Elton John was just about leave and couldn’t ignore her any longer. Sir Elton finished his dinner by swallowing his pride… and walked over to see her. A long exchange ensued, full of smiles, and at the end… a big hug.
The next night at her big Nice concert Madonna dedicated a song to Elton John, saying that he is a fan and she forgives him. So the feud is over… or is it? The song she chose to dedicate, Masterpiece… is the very one that beat out his song Hello, Hello for Best Original Song in last year’s Golden Globe Awards! Sacre Madonne…