"Madonna. Best song???? F**k off!!!" Furnish wrote, according to TMZ. "Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in its narcissism. And her critisism [sic] of Gaga shows how desperate she really is."Last week, Madonna accused Lady Gaga — John's duet partner on "Hello, Hello" and the godmother of his and Furnish's son, Zachary — of ripping off her classic track "Express Yourself" with the "reductive" "Born This Way." Furnish's rant followed John's jab at the pop star earlier in the evening on the red carpet, when John told NBC's Carson Daly that Madonna "doesn't have a f---ing chance of winning tonight." Daly asked if those were "fighting words," and John — whose feud with Madonna started at the 2004 Q Awards, where he mocked her for lip-synching — answered that they were "accurate words."
When Daly told Madonna about John's dig, she quipped, "Was he wearing a dress? ... May the best man win."After her win, however, Madonna downplayed John's remarks and expressed her hopes for a reconciliation."I hope he speaks to me for the next couple of years," she told reporters backstage. "He's been known to get mad at me so I don't know. He's brilliant and I adore him so he'll win another award. I don't feel bad!"