Elton John is typically pretty removed from the spotlight — until he has some shit to plug. Then he emerges, snipes at some other super famous people, and recedes. Last time he needed to do this he accused Madonna of lip-syncing. This time? He couldn’t choose who to attack, so he launched a double barrage on Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga — just to make sure something stuck.
Speaking with The Australian, John said:
“I look at Miley Cyrus and I see a meltdown waiting to happen. And she’s so young! But she’s got two records in the top 20, so who is going to stop her?”
Okay, Elton. Not everyone who acts against type is on the verge of a “meltdown.” Unlike, say, Amanda Bynes, we’re pretty sure that Miley knows exactly what she’s doing (unfortunately). Hell, she hasn’t even soaked a dog in gasoline yet.
Regardless, John said he can “spot a car crash before it happens.” Then he turned his attention to Gaga, saying:
“With Gaga – who I love, she’s the godmother to our children –I’d like to be able to talk to her right now, but I can’t get through to her. And there are times when you have to listen. When your persona begins to take over your music and becomes more important, you enter a dangerous place. Once you have people around you who don’t question you, you’re in a dangerous place.”
We’ll give you that one, dude. Lady G is clearly surrounded by yes-men who think walking around with a bag over your face is a great idea. She’s lost some of her vision, and soon she’ll be giving ironic concerts to the homeless. Or doing some art installation where she rides around in a cab throwing pieces of chicken out the window.
But she’s already in a fight with a prominent gay person, Elton. She doesn’t need two on her hands. Better leave her be.
Elton’s new album, “The Diving Board,” will be out September 24th. But that’s probably purely coincidental.