Elton John: Miley Cyrus “Flattened the Opposition” at VMAs

Posted Wednesday September 25, 2013 7:03 PM GMT

Always ready with a witty remark, Elton John stopped by the “ Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday (September 25) for a candid chat.

The “Oceans Away” singer was in the house to plug his new album The Diving Board, though conversation quickly turned to a remark he supposedly made about Miley Cyrus.

Though John was quoted as calling Cyrus “a meltdown waiting to happen,” he clarified that he’s a huge fan of the “Wrecking Ball” songstress.

As for Miley’s risqué MTV Video Music Awards performance, Elton noted, “She flattened the opposition. Nobody talked about anyone else. It’s a controversial performance that got everyone talking, and that’s what it’s supposed to do.”

And in true Elton John style, he added, “I’ll take her old boyfriend [ Liam Hemsworth], though! He’s gorgeous!”

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