Elton defends Harry Styles after crowds boo him at gig

Sir Elton John defended One Direction star Harry Styles. Credit: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment

Sir Elton John reportedly defended Harry Styles on stage during his gig at the iTunes Festival after the One Direction star was booed.

Sir Elton took a moment to thank the "fabulous Harry Styles" for attending his performance at the Roundhouse in Camden but was met with boos from the crowd, The Mirror said.

The Rocket Man singer apparently defended Styles, who was pictured travelling to the show on the tube, by responding: "I love One Direction, f*** off."

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