Just hours after Madonna took home the Golden Globe for Best Original Song, Furnish attacked the Material Girl on Facebook. It appears he thought perhaps there were more deserving candidates for the award.
“Madonna. Best song???? F*** off!!!” Furnish says on Facebook, according to TMZ. “Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in its narcissism.”
John was also nominated for his song “Hello, Hello” from “Gnomeo and Juliet.“
The John/Furnish vs. Madonna battle has been brewing for a while. Recently Madonna ripped Lady Gaga (the Godmother of the couple’s son) for musical similarities between her song “Born this Way” and Madonna’s song “Express Yourself.” In response to this Furnish says, “her critisism (sic) of Gaga shows how desperate she really is.”
Furnish isn’t the only one who is getting in on the war of words. While on the red carpet before the show, John tells Carson Daly that Madonna “doesn’t have a f***ing chance of winning tonight.” When Daly asks John if those are “fighting words,” John calls them “accurate words.”
Madonna responded with her own verbal joust by saying of Elton, “Damn him, those are fighting words. OK, well may the best man win.”