Los Angeles - David Furnish insists Madonna is a "great artist".
The Canadian filmmaker had blasted the singer's win at last weekend's Golden Globe awards - where she beat David's husband Sir Elton John to win Best Song for her W.E. track Masterpiece - but now insists his furious comments have been blown out of proportion.
Describing the row as a "tempest in a teapot", he wrote on his Facebook page: "My comments regarding The Golden Globes have been blown way out of proportion. My passion for our film Gnomeo & Juliet and belief in Elton's song really got my emotional juices going. But I must say for the record that I do believe Madonna is a great artist."
David's latest comments come just days after he suggested the Hung Up hitmaker only received the award because she had agreed to present a prize at the ceremony.
Writing on Facebook immediately after the Golden Globes, an angry David had claimed Madonna was "embarrassing" and "desperate".
He wrote: "Madonna. Best song???? Fuck off!!!
"Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in it's narcissism. And her critisism of Gaga shows how desperate she really is. (sic)"
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
Blake Lively wasn't impressed when Ryan Reynolds played Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye when Blake Lively was in labour. Read More »
Justin Bieber insists he had the "right papers" when his pet monkey was confiscated by customs officers in Germany almost three years ago. Read More »
Aussie band Karnivool.
All the deets.
Live gig pics.
New local act.
Our epic night.
JohannesburgFirst Time PlacementsR15 000 - R18 000 Per Month
RoodepoortPlacement Point (Pty) Ltd (Parkwood Branch)R6 000 Per Month
East RandPlacement Point (Pty) Ltd (Parkwood Branch)R12 500 Per Month
HousesR 4 800 000
HousesR 3 800 000
HousesR 1 380 000