P!nk Revisits Being Pitted Against Britney & Christina Early in Her Career: ‘None of Us Wanted That!’

Published: Friday 14th May 2021 by Rashad

Expect to see much of P!nk on newsstands and TV screens in the coming weeks as the GRAMMY winner blazes the promo trail in support of ‘All I Know So Far’ – her new single, album, and Amazon documentary of the same name.  As if that’s not enough, she’s also set to receive the ICON Award at this year’s Billboard Music Awards (as we reported here).

While those topics were among the talking points in her latest appearance in ‘PEOPLE’ magazine, fans were particularly drawn to the singer (born Alecia Moore) waxing honest about the early days of her career – particularly the time when she was fashioned to be the ‘anti-Britney Spears‘ (who was the dominating female force in music when Moore arrived on the scene).

Look inside to see what she said about the subject:

Though in recent years P!nk has been extremely vocal about her support of Spears and their purported joint rival Christina Aguilera, she’s argued ‘the powers that be’ fabricated a beef between the trio that may have manifested in real-life in certain scenarios.

Taking to PEOPLE magazine recently, she reiterated that none of the reported tension was natural or desired.

“It was so unfair to all the girls,” Pink, 41, says in the new issue of PEOPLE of being pitted against Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera as they rose to fame in the early aughts. “None of us wanted that.”

Continuing, she stressed that she’s always had love for Brit.

“I love Britney — she used to carry around my album,” says the star. “I was like, ‘Dude, I’m a street punk, I just skateboard. That doesn’t have to be the anti-Britney. I don’t want to fight anybody.'”

All-in-all, P!nk is happy today’s Pop starlets are not forced to be as competitive as they once were.

“One of the best things that [music executive] L.A. Reid ever told me was that this music business is big enough for everybody to win at the same time. There’s no such thing as competition,” she says. “I think we navigated through it as good as a 20-year-old girl can. Now I think it’s totally different. Girls supporting girls is rad — I love to watch it.”


Fans of the trio know P!nk and Aguilera not only mended their relationship and collaborated on ‘The Voice,’ but even teamed for a song that was set for the latter’s 2018 album, ‘Liberation’ (although it was never officially released).

This week’s issue of PEOPLE hits newsstands everywhere Friday (May 14).

[Photo credits:  ANDREW MACPHERSON for PEOPLE / GETTY Images]

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  1. #TheTruth May 14, 2021

    Don’t get me wrong, I really like P!nk. She’s extremely talented and her shows are unbelievable.
    But calling herself a street punk ?! Some of her looks maybe but her music has always been pop/rock commercial friendly.

    • Facts May 14, 2021

      You’re talking about the commercially successful Pink. Before she was famous she was hustling pretty hard and performing in clubs in Philadelphia.

      • #TheTruth May 15, 2021

        Ever since her 1st album, she’s been commercial friendly. Nothing wrong with that. She became famous after Britney’s debut. So if she’s talking about comparisons, that’s way past her punk teenage days.

  2. Nostalgic Diva May 14, 2021

    “L.A. told me you’ll ne a pop star/all you have to change is everything you are/Tired of being compared to damn Britney Spears/she’s “so pretty” that just ain’t me” – Pink, Don’t Let Me Get Me (2001)

  3. truthteller May 14, 2021

    I like Pink but she has done a complete U-Turn here. Has she forgotten about Stupid Girls and the accompanying video? Or how she came for Christina Aguilera more than once?

    • ISwearDown… May 14, 2021

      I’m so sure she had some disparaging comments about Christina in regards to lady marmalade and also about Linda Perry writing for Christina too?

  4. truthtea May 14, 2021

    I love P!nk but let’s not forget how she used to be one of the biggest bullies ever and constantly came after Xtina, Britney, Paris, and any other blonde white girl that she didn’t like.

    • Roberta FlackSabbath May 14, 2021

      She didn’t like girls that purposely showed their vags to the world as a publicity stunt. I love Britney, but she did it twice. Paris did that and so much more. Christina, who I love, briefly let poorno image take a front seat to her music. Misguided and she self-corrected.

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