The Brit legend told Carson Daly on the red carpet before the show that while he did have stiff competition in the best original song in a motion picture category, fellow nominee Madonna didn’t stand a “f*****g chance” of winning the award.
Madonna’s song “Masterpiece” from “W.E.” was nominated alongside Elton’s work from “Gnomeo & Juliet,” “Hello, Hello,” and since he chuckled as he said that, we’re going to guess it was a joke.
When Daly replied that those were “fighting words,” Elton continued, “No, they’re accurate words.”
And yet, when the winners were called, the Material Girl landed the win.
Backstage, Madge reportedly seemed unfazed, adding that she’s hopeful she and Elton will smooth over any rough spots in their relationship.
According to Us Weekly, the 53-year-old told press, “I hope he speaks to me for the next couple of years…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.”