I have always liked Pink (the singer). I think she is very underrated. It's quite hard for me to find a Pink song that I don't like, whether it's the R&B Pink or the alternative-pop Pink. I think what I like about her is you can tell she is being her. Even when she is being obnoxious and rude, you can tell her songs are straight from her heart. I just read an interview that she had and there were two things from the interview that stood out to me.
Pink: I am never the kind of person sitting at home reading the charts and basing how I feel about myself or even my career on stats. I've always based it on, Am I doing the best that I can do? And how's my Fuck you account?
Q: What's that?
Pink: When I first started, L.A Reid said, "Make sure you put money in your Fuck You account. That's the account that, one day when people ask you to do things you don't want to do, you say Fuck you". I make sure that my Fuck you account is okay, so that you never have to make decisions based on money. I fell like that's where people kill their careers.
I am obviously not a famous gazillionaire, but if I was I think this would be fantastic advise. You would think with the way fame is fleeting it would be common sense but alas...
Q: At one point on the new album, you sing "I really hate you so much. I think it must be true love". How much of that is you being funny and how much is it you being honest about your relationship with Carey (her husband. They broke up once before getting back together)
Pink: It's 100 percent always going on in my head. Carey and I have a very passionate relationship. No one pisses me off like my mom or my husband. I think psychologically, if you can get a rise out of someone, it means they care. We're also taught from a young age - and I am watching it with my daughter - that sometimes the only way she can get our attention is to do something bad. So we're kind of programmed from a young age to test the waters, and who do we do that with? The people we feel safest with. It's fucked up.
So the second one was really the one I wanted to ask what you guys thought. But in general, what do you think of her answer to the second question, especially the bolded parts? I don't agree that getting a rise out of someone means they care but I do know how easy it is for people we love like our parents to get under our skin, so hence the blogpost title - your thoughts?
PS To my fellow yankee peeps, have a wonderful Labor day holiday.
*interview except was retrieved from Entertainment Weekly.