We’re TOTALLY psyched for the 2017 VMAs. After generating plenty of buzz thanks to its newly announced host (Katy Perry), gender-netural categories, and Moon Person trophies, the show has just given us even more reason to cheer, since Pink has been designated as the recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Unfortunately, not everyone was as excited as we are for the “What About Us” singer, and one person attempted to throw shade her way by dragging up her former feud with Christina Aguilera.
“Let’s celebrate @Pink’s Vanguard Award with the only relevant video of her career, starring as Xtina backup singer,” Twitter user @BICONIC posted of their shared 2001 remake of “Lady Marmalade.”
As you might recall, the 37-year-old took issue with the treatment she allegedly received from Aguilera’s manager, Ron Fair, while recording the smash hit, which she spoke out about in her Behind the Music segment with VH1.
“Ron Fair walked in. He didn’t say ‘hi’ to any of us, and said, ‘What’s the high part? What’s the most singing part? Christina’s gonna take that part,’ and I stood up, and I said, ‘Hi, how are you? SO nice of you to introduce yourself. I’m Pink. She will NOT be taking that part. I think that’s what the f*cking meeting’s about.'”
Clearly, she’s no less shy about voicing her opinion these days. Not only did she shut down the tweet about their history with a brilliant response of her own, but she also revealed that the two iconic vocalists have since made their peace.
“Want to point out an awful new phenomenon of the last 10 years. We can no longer be happy for each other,” she wrote, adding, “I ❤️Xtina, we’ve made amends….”
And she didn’t stop there. “Music brings us all together,” she continued. “The best part of music is- there’s room for everyone to win at the same time. Don’t be what’s wrong w/da world. Let’s be an example of inclusion and celebration. You don’t have to like me at all, I’m ok with that. Just be a decent person.” AMEN, SISTER!
In closing, the mother of two dished out a little shade of her own, saying, “And you’re f*ckin rip van winkle if you’ve never seen one of my videos.” Mic. Drop!
If reactions are any indicator, there will be more people celebrating her big win than begrudging it come Sunday, August 27.
What do you think about Pink’s response? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Photo via Stuart C. Wilson)