I am a great big, out and proud, flaming, true blue, strike a pose- Madonna fan. I am. When she's on tour at age 84 up there on stage doing the fox trot while singing La Isla Bonita, I'll be in the front row screaming until my dentures pop out.
Elton John hasn't always been as big a fan. Back in 2004 when Madonna was nominated for Best Live Act by Q Magazine, Elton had these choice words for Esther.
"Anyone who lip-synchs in public on stage when you pay 75 pounds ($134) to see them should be shot. Madonna, best fucking live act? Fuck off. Since when has lip-synching been live? That's me off her fucking Christmas card list but do I give a toss? No."
Flash forward to the present and I guess the hatchet has been buried. Elton introduced Madonna last night at the GQ Man of the Year Awards and all is now well in the world. There you have it. Two queens making amends.
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