Sir Elton John has been very vocal in recent interviews about the consistently hot topic of Miley Cyrus and how he believes she has “flattened the opposition.”
The veteran performer told Metro
, “I’ve been in the business a long time, let me tell you what worked at the VMAs. Miley Cyrus went on and performed like she did. And the whole purpose of VMAs when you got all these big artists competing against each other for attention is to flatten the opposition. She flattened the opposition.”
High praise coming from Sir Elton John, who sang a duet with Lady Gaga at the 2010 Grammy Awards and has been around the block long enough to know what he’s talking about.
Haters gonna hate, but Miley seems to know exactly what she’s doing. For every hater who cracks down on her style of metamorphosis from Disney darling to bona fide artist, there’s a Hollywood powerhouse coming to her aid. Everyone from Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke and even the stars she’s apparently “flattened,” Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have shown support of Miley.
Sir Elton continued, “Nobody talked about anybody else [after the VMAs] except Miley. She has two records in the top ten, the number one single. Even though I think it was a weird performance.”
And although he is happily married, he joked with Ellen DeGeneres,"‘I’ll take her old boyfriend though. As the French say, 'A bit on the side'. He’s gorgeous…those Australians."
Watch the video of his interview here and let us know; are you Team Miley?