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He may have been knighted by the queen, but Sir Elton John isn’t above throwing some EPIC shade.

This time, it’s directed at Janet Jackson.

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Janet Jackson concert 2015
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In an interview with Rolling Stone, the "Tiny Dancer" singer complained about music critics who praise artists’ performances when it’s clear they’ve lip-synced. 

“You know, f**king music magazines writing a review of Janet Jackson saying, ‘This is the greatest show – four and a half stars,’" he quipped. 

"It’s f**king lip-synced!" he added. "Hello! That’s not a show! I’d rather go and see a drag queen. F**k off.”


"I say what I feel," he said.


Elton took Madonna to task for lip syncing in the past, but admits that he may have been out of line.

"I probably went too far with Madonna, and I got very personal and I wrote her – she was very gracious," he said.

But Janet and Madonna aren’t the only singers Elton has ripped on.

Back in 2013, he referred to Miley Cyrus as "a meltdown waiting to happen," but later praised her charity work and taste in men, specifically, Liam Hemsworth.

"I’ll take her old boyfriend," Elton joked. "As the French say, ‘A bit on the side.’ He’s gorgeous."

Of course, Elton has been married to longtime partner David Furnish, with whom he shares an adopted son.

The flamboyant singer attributes his sharp tongue to having grown up in Britain, which he says "has a very lethal and wicked black sense of humor."

We kinda want to ask Elton what he really thinks of Kanye West. Oh, can you imagine what kind of Twitter rant that would inspire?