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Elton John has compared his experience in the studio with Young Thug to seeing Eminem’s impressive rap skills years back. In a conversation with Billboard​​​​​, John revealed he was “blown away” by the freestyling display from Thugger, who’s about to appear on the 74-year-old’s The Lockdown Sessions cut “Always Love You” with Nicki Minaj​​​​​​.

“I mean, I’ve seen Marshall [Mathers] do it in Detroit, but I’ve never seen someone like Thug come in and do that,” the legend said. “In the end, I had to leave because I think he felt a bit intimidated that I was there and I just wanted him to relax. But it’s just an amazing moment in my musical life…I have no understanding of how rap records are put together and it’s fascinating to watch.”

While John admits he may not know much about how hip-hop records are made, he still wanted to give Young Thug—who sampled Elton’s iconic hit “Rocket Man” for 2018’s “High”—some musical advice.