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Madonna and Sir Elton John in war of words at Globes

Madonna and Sir Elton John became embroiled in a war of words at the Golden Globes on Sunday (15Jan12) as they competed for the coveted Best Song prize.

The Rocket Man started the verbal spat by telling reporters on the red carpet that his rival "doesn't have a f**king chance of winning tonight," and when asked if those were "fighting words," he replied, "No, those are accurate words".

Madonna hit back when questioned about Sir Elton John's remarks, asking reporters, "Was he wearing a dress?" adding, "May the best man win."

The Material Girl eventually emerged triumphant as her track Masterpiece from W.E. scooped the award for Best Original Song - Motion Picture, seeing off competition from Sir Elton's Hello, Hello from Gnomeo & Juliet.

And after her success, Madonna offered an olive branch to her rival, telling reporters, "I hope he speaks to me for the next couple of years. He's known to get mad at me. He's brilliant and I adore him, so he will win another award. And I don't feel bad!"