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).