Vladimir Putin, Elton John Allegedly Discuss Gay Rights

The popular musician released a message on Instagram thanking the president of the Russian Federation for speaking with him over the telephone. A Kremlin spokesman denied Putin ever actually called the superstar.
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Transcript for Vladimir Putin, Elton John Allegedly Discuss Gay Rights
It's a case of he said/he said between Elton John and Russia's president and David Wright is here with that. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning. Robin. Pop stars and politicians, the more unlikely the matchup, the bigger the potential for news so this one, Elton and Putin, well, I think it's right up there with Bono and George W. Bush, maybe even with Elvis and Nixon. Too good to be true. Sadly, there will be no photo-op. ? Blue Jean baby ? Reporter: 'The king of bling who has long championed the cause of gay rights. ? Piano man you -- Reporter: The piano man now making a stand against the often shirtless seemingly humorless Russian president. I'd love to sit down with him and talk to him. It's probably pie in the sky. Reporter: On the bbc Elton John proposed a summit with Vladimir Putin like Nixon in China or maybe more like Dennis rodman in Pyongyang, positioning himself as a most unlikely ambassador. You would say to him what is there come on, you know, this is not, you know, gay people are not the problem here. They are not the problem of the world. Reporter: Then Monday sir Elton posted a note thanking Putin for calling him back and saying "I look forward to meeting with you face-to-face to discuss lgbt equality in Russia." ? maybe Putin has a soft spot for music. He's a piano man himself. ? ? were never to be ? Reporter: Alas Monday a kremlin spokesman died Putin ever actually called. Chiding Elton John for distracting him with such an irrelevant topic. ? Like a candle in the wind ? Reporter: For now it seems sir Elton may have been seeing the world through rose-colored glasses. So it is good-bye yellow brick road to the summit. I had to do it. Thank you. The question who did call Elton John and was he punk'd? Lara there with those puns. Contagious. Thank you, David.

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