Madonna Extends Thorny Olive Branch To Elton John

'I forgive him. Gotta start somewhere,' Madge said onstage after John made some unkind comments about her earlier this month.

Would a "fairground stripper" extend an olive branch in such a generous manner? We think not.

Whatever Elton John may think of Madonna, the pop diva proved that she has more class than John indicated in recent harsh comments
 when she extended the olive branch of forgiveness during a recent show in France.

"I'd like to dedicate this next song to Mr. Elton John," Madonna said on Tuesday during a performance of the song "Masterpiece" in Nice, France in a video posted by "I know he's a big fan of it. And I know he's a big fan of mine. And you know? I forgive him. Gotta start somewhere." The gesture came on the final show on her European MDNA Tour.

The serious look on Madonna's face turned into a grin once she finished her absolution, likely because the song it led into is the one that beat out John's "Gnomeo and Juliet" duet with Lady Gaga, "Hello Hello," for Best Original Song at this year's Golden Globe Awards.

At the time, John was clearly mad at the Globes loss and his husband, David Furnish, also lashed out at Madonna, referring to her as "desperate" and dubbing her acceptance speech "embarrassing in its narcissism."

The pardon came after John said Madonna looks like a "f---ing fairground stripper" in an Australian interview earlier this month. He went on to slam her snag-prone tour
, saying, "she's such a nightmare ... her tour has been a disaster and it couldn't have happened to a bigger c---."