Our on going love affair with Pink was cemented after we saw the CoverGirl spokes woman in concert last month. After reading this excerpt from her interview in the June issue of Glamour, it’s officially gold plated.
Check out an excerpt from Pink’s interview with Glamour below…
GLAMOUR: And now you’re a “f–kin’ rock star.”
PINK: I believe there’s 31 flavors to be tasted.… I’m just living my life. I don’t want to be your kind of good.“
GLAMOUR: Speaking of good, you’ve got lots of sex songs on this last album. There’s “Slut Like You” and “Walk of Shame.”
PINK: Oh,yeah. I’m a reformed slut.
GLAMOUR: Slut is a big word in the Pink glossary.
PINK: It’s 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 slut and you’re the player? You didn’t get anything from me that I didn’t get from you.”
GLAMOUR: Let’s talk about your early days, when you were on the road with *NSYNC and 98 Degrees. How wild did that get?
PINK: It was Beatlemania for those boys. I got in trouble for toilet-papering 98 Degrees’ bus.
GLAMOUR: Did you get along with Justin and the guys?
PINK: Joey Fatone 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.
GLAMOUR: That’s so nice! Going back further, you’ve said you started singing to distract your parents from fighting.
PINK: Shifting the focus, yeah.
GLAMOUR: What songs would you sing?
PINK: I sang “Wind Beneath My Wings,” and “Hero” by Mariah. And “Oh Father” by Madonna. That was my first win at a talent show. A lot of Annie too.
GLAMOUR: A little “Hard Knock Life”?
PINK: Absolutely. [Singing] “The sun’ll come out tomorrow.…”
GLAMOUR: Tell me about the name Willow Sage.
PINK: I love the idea that a willow tree cannot be snapped or broken. And we burn sage all the time. It clears bad energy.
GLAMOUR: I hear you’ve got some mama-bear claws that work for things like bad energy.
PINK: Somebody asked Carey how I’ve changed since I had Willow, and he said my claws have sharpened. They got longer too.
GLAMOUR: After all the breakups and separations, is it hard to accept that things are good with Carey?
PINK: Accept that it’s good? Are things ever good? I don’t believe that exists. Long-term relationships are an everyday choice. It’s harder to be in a marriage than it is to bounce from one relationship to the next. We’re good because we communicate and we’ve grown up together, not because we don’t fight.
GLAMOUR: What’s the last thing you fought about?
PINK: [She yells to the next room.] Carey! What was the last thing we fought about? Oh, I know! You not getting me flowers and being a douchebag. That was it.
GLAMOUR: Flowers? Really? A badass like you wanted flowers?
PINK: He needed to get me flowers after I had a big show. Hear that, Carey? I’m throwing you to 17 million wolves [Glamour readers] right now, buddy.
GLAMOUR: OK, Mama Bear. Every new parent has bad days. What was your worst so far?
PINK: When I was at iHeartRadio [music festival] in Vegas. Carey was at a truck race or something. Willow and I were at the pool, and I was taking her to nap time. She was walking just a foot in front of me. And she trips and falls and gets a concussion. She passed out. Cut to an ambulance and fire truck. And a CAT scan. She was about a year old. 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.
GLAMOUR: It’s surprising to hear you talking about fear, because your persona is so fearless.
PINK: Every time she bounces on the bed, I see stitches. Being a parent is a Jedi mind f--k. It’s also the raddest thing ever.
GLAMOUR: You know, you cuss a lot. How do you deal around her? Are you worried?
PINK: Willow said, “F--kin’ hi,” the other day. I’m like, “F--k!”
GLAMOUR: So the goal here is not to cuss, right?
PINK: Yes. We’re gonna get a jar. Have to.
To read more about what Pink hast o say in the June issue of Glamour, click here and pick it up on stands on May 7.
Photo Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth
Top: Monique Lhuillier dress, Jordan Alexander earrings, Tiffany & Co. bag and Jimmy Choo pumps.
Cover: Graziela Gems earrings and a Donna Karen dress and briefs.
Bottom: Dolce & Gabbana bra, briefs and dress, J/Hadley earrings, Tiffany & Co. bag and Pedro Garcia heels.