Musician says he loves the Smile singer's sense of humour
The music legend, 61, was said to be furious with Lily for telling him to ‘f**k off’ at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards last month.
But Elton insists their banter was all in jest.
‘That was just such nonsense. We had such a great time,’ he tells GQ. ‘She told me to f**k off because I’m 40 years older than she is.
‘I love her. She was feeling no pain, I was feeling no pain. I was sober, she wasn’t, but it doesn’t matter.
‘I think [the press was] very unfair to her. We certainly didn’t have a fallout on stage.’
At the time Lily also played down the incident.
‘I’m 23, it was an awards ceremony, I drank the free champagne. How awful of me,’ she wrote on her MySpace blog.
‘Elton and I exchanged jokes and there were no hard feelings at all. In fact, neither of us gave it a second thought.
‘It’s sad that an evening enjoyed by all had to ruined by some bitter journos again.’
SEE VIDEO Lily Allen telling Elton John to f**k off…