David Furnish Apologizes for Trashing Madonna's Globes Speech

Furnish says his comments were "blown way out of proportion" and that he thinks "Madonna is a great artist"

Elton John's partner David Furnish has more to say to Madonna -- but this time, it's an apology. Four days after slamming the Material Girl for her Golden Globes win (which shut out Sir Elton) and then criticizing her acceptance speech as "embarrassing in its narcissism," Furnish, 49, would like to make amends.

"Wow! What a tempest in a teapot. My comments regarding The Golden Globes have been blown way out of proportion," Furnish wrote on his Facebook page Thursday, referring to his comments about Madonna's single "Masterpiece" (from her directorial debut W.E.) triumphed over Elton John's "Hello, Hello" from Gnomeo & Juliet and Mary J. Blige's song "Living Proof" from The Help.

John's significant other for more than 18 years had some harsh words regarding Madonna's win that Sunday night: "Madonna. Best song???? F--k off!!!"

But now Furnish has taken back to Facebook to explain why he was so upset.

"My passion for our film Gnomeo & Juliet and belief in Elton's song really got my emotional juices going," he said Thursday. "But I must say for the record that I do believe Madonna is a great artist, and that Elton and I wish her all the best for next week's premiere of the film W.E."

For her part, Madonna, 54, has addressed Furnish's tirade only to say she hopes John, 64, won't hold the Golden Globes win against her.

"I hope he speaks to me for the next couple of years," Madonna said after the awards show. "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!"

Round two: The Academy Awards!

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