“I remember the first time I met Elton was backstage at one of his concerts and I got to talk to him for 45 minutes,” she said. E! News at LA’s famous Dodger Stadium. “I was only 15 and that conversation changed my life forever.”
Almost half a decade later, the 19-year-old got the surprise of her life when Sir Elton called her after she publicly came out and said: “”Hey JoJo, honey. This is Elton.’ And I was like, ‘Mom, get the camera out. It’s Elton John.’
“Seeing how the world accepted Elton John for who he was, Freddie Mercury for who he was,” Siwa continued, “All the people who came before me in the gay community made me feel, ‘Oh, it goes to be in order. Those people are who they are, people know them and people love them.”
Siwa hit the red carpet wearing a recreation of Rocket Man’s famous orange pleated costume with devil horns, and she wasn’t the only star to show up during Elton John Live: Farewell to Dodgers Stadium, which streamed live on Disney+. Dua Lipa joined John for their 2021 Billboard Hot 100 the top 10 hit “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)”, while Kiki Dee was on hand for “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, and Brandi Carlile duetted with her friend on “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” .