Tuesday, January 17, 2012
David Furnish Blasts Madonna
The film producer lashed out at the Queen of Pop after she beat his partner Elton John's duet with Lady GaGa to the Best Original Song prize.
Before the ceremony, sharp-tongued Elton said Madonna had "no f****** chance" of winning, to which the Like A Virgin star responded: "May the best man win."
But David took to Facebook afterwards to vent his fury, also taking aim at her acceptance speech and questioning the "merit" of the Hollywood ceremony.
He wrote: "Madonna. Best song???? F*** off!!!"
According to TMZ, he continued: "Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit.
"Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in its narcissism. And her criticism of GaGa shows how desperate she really is."
Madonna scooped the gong for her tune Masterpiece, which appears in her directorial debut film W.E.
Elton's song with GaGa — Hello Hello from animated flick Gnomeo and Juliet — had been tipped for victory at the awards bash.
As the pop veteran sat stony-faced in the crowd, Madonna took to the podium, saying: "I'd like to thank my manager Guy Oseary, who I spent most of my time beating up on. He harangued me for the entire time I was filming and editing my movie to write a song for the film.
"I said, 'Please Guy, I'm trying to focus on being a director and I want people to pay attention to the film. I don't have time'.
"I finished the film and I started making my record and somehow, magically and miraculously, the song emerged. So thank you Guy Oseary for being so irritating."
Backstage after the event, Madonna attempted to placate Elton, telling reporters: "I hope he speaks to me for the next couple of years."
She added: "He's been known to get mad at me so I don't know. He's brilliant and I adore him so he'll win another award. I don't feel bad!"
Elton and Madonna's feud has been rumbling on since 2004 when the Your Song singer accused his nemesis of miming after she bagged the Best Live Act prize at the GQ Awards.
He ranted: "Madonna, best f****** live act? F*** off! Since when has lip-synching been live?"
- The Sun