It seems Elton John might not have gotten a phone call from Russian leader Vladimir Putin after all.
On Tuesday, the legendary pop star posted a message on Instagram thanking Putin for calling him to discuss gay rights in Russia and inviting him to Moscow, but a Putin spokesman says that wasn't Putin.
Now, two Russian pranksters say they fooled John into thinking he was talking to the Russian president. The two are known for prank-calling Russian and Ukrainian celebrities for TV shows.
Elton John's call with 'Vladimir Putin' was actually a prank