It seems Madonna does have a sense of humour, after all.
The singer announced she was ready to bury the hatchet with arch enemy Elton John, publicly ‘forgiving’ him for his rude words.
But the only place she was burying it was in her rival’s back, as she then sang Masterpiece, the Golden Globe winning song he hates.
Before the track, which featured in her flop movie W.E, the 54-year-old told her concert audience in Nice: ‘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 song triumphed ahead of Sir Elton’s Hello, Hello, which had featured in animated film Gnomeo and Juliet.
The decision outraged the Goodbye Yellowbrick Road favourite, and led to his partner David Furnish, who produced the film, to go on a bitter rant.
Madonna’s tongue in cheek ‘forgiveness’ is sure to infuriate Elton even further, if that is possible.
The 65-year-old singer-songwriter-pianist has taken a series of catty swipes at his rival in 2012.
Just weeks later her Super Bowl performance, the Rocket Man scoffed: ‘Make sure you lip-sync good.’
But perhaps most bitingly, during an Australian TV interview he said she ‘looks like a f***ing fairground stripper.’
He added: ‘She’s such a nightmare. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn’t have happened to a bigger c***.’
While it has taken an increasingly bitter turn this year, the pair have been feuding for the last decade.
It kicked off in 2002, when 2002, Sir Elton mocked her song for Die Another Day, calling it ‘the worst Bond tune ever.’