October 27th, 2010
02:00 PM ET
Elton John made headlines when he performed at right-wing commentator Rush Limbaugh's June wedding to Kathryn Rogers, and now he is defending his decision to appear at the "I dos."
Limbaugh has a reputation for making anti-gay remarks, so, John tells the London Telegraph, "When he asked me to play at his wedding, my agent said, 'Well, of course you won’t be doing it,’ 'But I said, 'Well, let me think about that first.'"
And while John, who married partner David Furnish in 2005, is aware that Limbaugh is against gay marriage, he also notes, "so is President Obama. But Limbaugh’s not anti-civil partnerships, so [I thought] maybe I can have a dialogue about that. I’ve put my foot in the water and so has he."
Despite being so different, the two found themselves in perfect harmony on 59-year-old Limbaugh's big day.
"I got on with him very well, got on very well with his wife," says John, 63. "I don’t have the same politics, but that doesn’t really matter."
In fact, the music legend says, "I think this year I can start to put things in motion by trying to get him on my side."
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