Pink: It’s powerful to sing about sex

Pink sings about sex in an effort to show women shouldn't be criticized for having multiple partners.

Pink hopes to “take the power back” by singing about her sexual escapades.

The American singer is happily married to Carey Hart but before their relationship she played around a little. It annoys her that women are criticised when they have several romantic partners, while men are viewed positively for the same thing.

Pink’s latest record The Truth About Love contains many tracks focusing on sex, which was a conscious decision on her part.

“I’m a reformed sl*t,” she told the June edition of US Glamour magazine.

“[Reclaiming that word is] my very unsophisticated way of taking the power back. I’ve always had an issue with [the idea that], ‘OK, we’ve both decided to do this. Why am I a sl*t and you’re the player? You didn’t get anything from me that I didn’t get from you.’”

The star also reminisced about the beginning of her career, which saw her touring with boy bands *NSYNC and 98 Degrees. She has great memories of working with the groups and admitted going on dates with *NSYNC’s Joey Fatone.

“It was Beatlemania for those boys. I got in trouble for toilet-papering 98 Degrees’ bus,” she laughed.

“Joey was in love with me. He took me to Friendly’s on a date, and he bought me an ice cream. Such a sweetheart. He asked my dad’s permission.”

Pink and Carey have 22-month-old daughter Willow together, who received her name because such trees are tough and can’t be broken.

Parenthood has been a struggle for the 33-year-old star, who worries about her child all the time. When Willow was one she tripped and passed out while Pink was looking after her, causing the new mother a lot of stress.

“That was the worst day of my life. And what do they say? ‘Kids fall.’ Welcome to parenthood, I thought. I can’t handle this. I’m fitting her for a bubble,” she said.

“Every time she bounced on the bed, I see stitches. Being a parent is a Jedi mind f**k. It’s also the raddest thing ever.”

The star’s relationship with Carey has been famously rocky, with the pair splitting two years after they married in 2006 and then reuniting. She is proud they are still together, calling the marriage a “choice” and stating that they do argue but have such a strong bond that doesn’t matter too much.
Copyright: Cover Media 2013

Tuesday, 30. April 2013