Pop force P!nk has never made a secret of her longstanding admiration of Pop queen Janet Jackson.
Even before joining the likes of Usher and Mya in an iconic MTV dance tribute to the diva’s legendary music videos, the 40-year-old (born Alecia Moore) has saluted Ms. Jackson for being one of the reasons she pursued a career in show business.
As such, it’s no surprise when Billboard recently quizzed Moore for thoughts about the upcoming Super Bowl Halftime Show, she pointed to its 2004 headliner as her first choice as a preferred performer.
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While taking to the latest issue of Billboard magazine to address the past, present, and future of her enduring career (including the record-breaking ‘Beautiful Trauma’ tour), P!nk admitted headlining a Super Bowl halftime show is no longer on her “bucket list” due to the NFL’s reported mistreatment of athletes of color. After opening last year’s game with the national anthem (click here to watch), the songstress says she wasn’t interested in headlining this year’s hafltime show (despite an offer).
The interview, which took place days before Jennifer Lopez and Shakira were announced to hold the coveted slot (click here to read more), saw Moore point out who she’d like to have the honor.
“They should give it to Janet Jackson,” she suggests. “That’s who should be doing the Super Bowl. There’s rumblings around J. Lo, Rihanna — they all deserve it. They should only give it, because of the controversy, to African-American or Latina women for a while.”
Click here to read her the intriguing interview in full.