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Elton accuses Madonna of lip-synching on stage

It seems Elton John isn't a Madonna fan.

Taking the stage at a music awards show Monday, John accused the queen of pop of lip-synching and said he was astonished that she had been nominated for best live act.

"Since when has lip-synching been live?" he said. "Anyone who lip-synchs in public onstage when you pay 75 pounds ($134) to see them should be shot."

Madonna's spokeswoman, Liz Rosenberg, rejected John's allegations.

"Madonna does not lip-synch nor does she spend her time trashing other artists," Rosenberg said in a statement. "She sang every note of her Re-Invention tour live and is not ashamed that she was well paid for her hard work."

John, 57, was receiving a songwriting award at the Q awards, sponsored by a British music magazine.