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Elton John loses his edge in rap battle for Snickers advert

He’s best known for belting out his iconic hits, such as Crocodile Rock, Sacrifice and Levon. 

But Sir Elton John, 71, loses his cool in a rap battle when he is overcome by hunger as part of a new Snickers advert, set to air on September 1.

The rocker ventures into the hip hop genre as the personification of American artist, Boogie, as the advert kicks off at a house-party.

Can You Feel The Love Tonight? Iconic singer, 71, loses his edge in a rap battle due to hunger as he belts out cringey version of Don’t Go Breaking My Heart for a new Snickers ad

Viewers see an MC battle featuring upcoming talent, Emarr Kuhomano and Monique Lawz.

Elton suddenly steps up to the plate wearing his iconic red glitter jacket and some stand-out bejewelled Gucci glasses. 

Determined to get involved, Elton lets rip one of his biggest hits Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, humorously cringing the crowd.

Looking fantastic: Elton posing with Eminem signed rapper Boogie, while on set, in his trademark kooky style

Looking fantastic: Elton posing with Eminem signed rapper Boogie, while on set, in his trademark kooky style

Centre stage: Elton ventures into the hip hop genre as the personification of American artist, Boogie, as the advert kicks off at a house-party

Centre stage: Elton ventures into the hip hop genre as the personification of American artist, Boogie, as the advert kicks off at a house-party

Oxford born UK rapper Femi Nylander takes matters into his own hands, getting the beat back on track by offering Elton a Snickers bar – wherein the real Boogie returns on form.

Elton said: ‘Most people already know I’ve long been an advocate of hip-hop and that’s why I wanted be a part of this.

‘I got to hang out with Boogie and some great hip hop talent from the UK too!’ 

Elton said: 'Most people already know I’ve long been an advocate of hip-hop and that’s why I wanted be a part of this'

Elton said: ‘Most people already know I’ve long been an advocate of hip-hop and that’s why I wanted be a part of this’

This latest ad builds on the Locker Room Snickers spot, which launched in 2012, featuring Joan Collins and Stephanie Beacham, and the Mr Bean Kung-Fu Master ad from 2014. 

Meanwhile, Sir Elton is currently on holiday in the South Of France with the Beckhams, where they are celebrating son Romeo’s 16th birthday. 

The singer was seen exercising his vocals once again at Romeo’s birthday dinner, as he belted out a very special rendition of Happy Birthday. 

You're not you when you're hungry: All is well when £420m Elton bites into a Snickers in a bid to satiate his hunger 

You’re not you when you’re hungry: All is well when £420m Elton bites into a Snickers in a bid to satiate his hunger 

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