When Pink (Alecia Beth Moore) came out in 2002 with Get This Party Started, I didn’t love the song. Her next single Trouble didn’t really grab me either. But then she came out with So What and Raise Your Glass and I fell for her.
Over the years, she’s become the face of Kick Ass Momma. Her high-flying acrobatic performances at her concerts are legendary and she’s taken on the trolls who’ve question, mocked or teased her body. Read more in Global News —> HERE.
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She made headlines at the VMAs this summer when she addressed the concept of beauty. She was inspired by her six-year-old daughter Willow who confessed to her mother that she didn’t think she was pretty.
“Recently, I was driving my daughter to school and she said to me, out of the blue, ‘Mama?’ I said, ‘Yes, baby?’ She said, ‘I’m the ugliest girl I know.’ And I said, ‘Huh?’ And she was like, ‘Yeah, I look like a boy with long hair.’ And my brain went to, ‘Oh my god, you’re six. Why? Where is this coming from? Who said this? Can I kick a 6-year-old’s ass, like what?’
“But I didn’t say anything. Instead I went home and I made a Powerpoint presentation for her. And in that presentation were androgynous rockstars and artists that live their truth, are probably made fun of every day of their life, and carry on, wave their flag and inspire the rest of us. And these are artists like Michael Jackson and David Bowie and Freddie Mercury and Annie Lennox and Prince and Janis Joplin and George Michael, Elton John, so many artists — her eyes glazed over. But then I said, ‘You know, I really want to know why you feel this way about yourself.’ And she said, ‘Well I look like a boy,’ and I said, ‘Well what do you think I look like?’ And she said, ‘Well you’re beautiful.’ And I was like, ‘Well, thanks. But when people make fun of me, that’s what they use. They say I look like a boy or I’m too masculine or I have too many opinions, my body is too strong.’
Now, Pink has had another kick-ass moment. Earlier this week, she joined Axl Rose on stage at Madison Square Garden to perform Patience with Guns N’ Roses.
Pink’s new album Beautiful Trauma comes out Oct. 13. Check out more on the new record here from ET Canada HERE. – Sarah