Sir Elton John has entertained the world with perfect pop classics such as “Your Song,” “Rocket Man,” “Bennie and the Jets,” and “Candle in the Wind” for roughly half a century. His bold and boisterous performances — usually with an over-the-top costume or a snazzy pair of his signature glasses — only enhance his mystique. Pretty much everybody loves John, as evidenced by the fact that he’s probably the only guy to perform on The Muppet Show as well as a princess’s funeral. But behind all his stardom and philanthropy, John has a shady streak. Here are some of the more dubious stories in the life of this icon.