Elton John lashed out at paparazzi who mobbed him during an outing on Monday night, September 30. John, who once called shutterbugs "rude, vile pigs," dropped the F-bomb when he saw them at Craig's in Los Angeles.
In a video obtained by TMZ, the "Candle in the Wind" singer is seen arriving at the eatery in a black car. A paparazzo can be heard asking, "Elton, so you're still good with Lady GaGa?" as he passes through the crowd. The singer replies, "Why don't you just f**k off?"
John apparently was so worked up that he appeared stumbling and almost falling down. He dropped another F-bomb as he entered the restaurant which is frequently patronized by celebrities. The Osbournes and New York Giants owner Steve Tisch reportedly were also in the restaurant that night.
John previously was quoted as saying that he wanted to "talk to her right now, but I can't get through to her," which sparked rumor of him having strained relationship with Lady GaGa. He later explained to Ellen DeGeneres that he was misquoted. "I'm not worried about her in the least. She's godmother to my two children," he added.
The 66-year-old singer is not the only celebrity who was recently involved in a clash with paparazzi. Kanye West was so angry when paparazzi approached him in front of his house at 4 A.M. on September 27. He later praised French paparazzi for staying quiet when doing their job.
"Don't ask questions. Just take the video. Don't do like the L.A. [paparazzi]," West told the photographers during his stay in Paris. "I like how you guys, like, move out here. You've got like total respect for yourselves, have respect for the people that you're photographing. Like, at 8 o'clock, you're not around peoples' houses, so, I just really appreciate and respect that."