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Elton Tells Jimmy Kimmel to Wear "Suit of Armor" for Kanye West Interview

Image courtesy of EltonJohn.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of EltonJohn.com (via ABC News Radio)

Elton John made an appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night, and he shared his thoughts on the artist with whom the host has been feuding: Kanye West .

Jimmy Kimmel will welcome the rapper onto his show Wednesday night, two weeks after Kanye attacked Kimmel on Twitter for mocking him in a sketch.

Elton jokingly advised Kimmel to "wear a suit of armor" for the interview with Kanye. He then said, "No, I played on his record. I love him. He's a genius."  Elton was featured on Kanye's single "All of the Lights" a few years ago.

Speaking of collaborations, Elton revealed that earlier Tuesday, he recorded music with rocker Jack White . He didn't dish any other details on that get-together.

When Kimmel asked Elton if he'll marry his partner of 20 years, David Furnish , Elton  replied in the affirmative. He said they will tie the knot next year, when same-sex marriage becomes legal in England.

Elton, who entered into a civil partnership with David in 2005 and has two kids with him, remarked, "If the laws are going to help us again, then as a famous gay couple we will do it. It's our duty to do it to make sure everyone knows that it's something; it's a gift that we never dreamed that we'd ever get."

Elton closed the show by performing two songs: "Home Again," off his new album The Diving Board , and his classic tune "Tiny Dancer."

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