Pink Shades Miley Cyrus & Lady Gaga: “I Hope I Inspire Women To Put Their Clothes On”

Dec 12th, 2013 // 15 Comments

Shots fired! (I’ve always wanted to write that.) Pink was on the red carpet at her own event (receiving the Woman Of The Year award at Billboard‘s Women In Music event, namely), and while chatting with Access Hollywood, she directed some particularly nasty shade at fellow songbirds Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga. Not that it was totally undeserved.

When some poor unsuspecting journo said, “You’re an inspiration to a lot of the younger musicians coming up like Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga,” Pink began laughing. (And not in a jolly, good-spirited way, but in a, like, whoa kind of way.)

“I mean, maybe,” she said between chuckles. “I don’t have anything to say about that.”

The reporter backpedaled. “Okay, not so much.”

“I hope that I inspire women to put their clothes on, really,” Pink said. And that’s that.

Watch it go down up top.

[via Access Hollywood]


  1. Felix
    Her double standard slut shaming is pretty dull.

  2. Dawn


  3. Pink is awesome! Miley and Lady Has Been can only wish to be like her!

  4. leila

    What a hypocrite, though. Pink has gone naked in a music video, flashed her naked booty, posed in lingerie, and she was in that Lady Marmalade video with Christina Aguilera and Lil’ Kim- a video that’s about the joys of working in the sex industry.

    • :)

      She portrayed a prostitute in Lady Marmalade, the moulin rouge was a place of prostitutes, it’s like she was acting a role, that’s why she was half naked. Is it so difficult to understand? As for Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus, they are always naked cause they are attention-seeking whor*s, most of all Gaga, she’s so desperate because she’s not relevant like 4 years ago.

  5. xnoxnamex

    She needs to be quite because… Lady Marmalade. So stop.

  6. Shye

    Umm…yeah, but when Pink gets naked it’s just for a laughs. In her videos it’s not about being sexy, its about being comfortable and laughing at yourself. Beside Pink, had her moments but none compared to the naked, twerking, and drug referencing infested “music” we listen to now. There is a line and Pink thinks that we have gone way passed it.

  7. I’m a big fan of both Lady Gaga and P!NK, and can honestly say that this made me giggle a bit. P!NK is great and so down to Earth, good on her and congratulations for winning 2013 Billboard Woman of the Year.

  8. you are stupid, it’s obvious that she wasn’t shaming no one, she meant in a humble way that she doesn’t considere herself as an iconic figure that inspires new artists. and then made a joke about those girls being naked.

  9. pinksucks

    says the woman who was practically naked at the grammys that one year singing, glitter in the air….whatta hypocritical biatchh

  10. A Musician

    Okay, so my comment is going to be hellaciously late, but better late than never.
    I feel like a lot of these comments are coming from a very fan-based place, and so I want to throw my two cents into a different box.
    Obviously, I’m not P!nk. I can’t tell you what goes on in her head when she’s writing or what she’s thinking when she’s performing or recording or whatever. However, I will say this – as a musician, performance is important. It matters. I personally felt that her performance of “Glitter In The Air” was absolutely incredible, and by far and away one of the best live performances that I’ve ever seen. I felt that, her lacking clothes (this sounds so damn tacky. I’m so sorry) actually strengthened the vulnerability and honesty of a song that is already incredibly powerful and honest. It was elegant and smooth in a way that said, “This is what my heart looks like. Take it.” Also, let’s not overlook the obvious here – she combines circus material with music, and her lack of clothing helped to show that she wasn’t strapped in or hooked up to anything. It was sheer skill and will power. There was no harness or cable – you would have seen it if there was. She went on later to say that there was nothing. That’s pretty damn rad if you ask me.

    I don’t have a major problem with Miley Cyrus. Honestly, I think I could actually like her if her performance and her decisions in terms of how she does what she does and how she carries herself didn’t ruin that for me. I mean twerking? Whatever. Do what you will. Seriously, throw on some music with some friends in your living room, and have some fun. But understand that there’s a place for that, and it’s not on stage. It looks trashy. It lacks class, and I don’t think that it’s doing any of us who are musicians or any of us who are women, a favor. I don’t even feel like it did Miley Cyrus any favors – I couldn’t pay any attention to her sound or her lyrics because I was too focused on what she was doing. It didn’t strengthen her set whatsoever. if anything, it weakened it.
    As a musician, and as a woman, I can’t get behind that.
    Frankly, I think the world needs more women like Alecia Moore to say, “No. I don’t want to be that inspiration.”
    I mean, don’t get me wrong – some people can dig that, but I think it’s fine if you don’t. I personally think it’s tacky and trashy. Miley Cyrus and a greater lyricist and vocalist, and she can do better than she’s been doing.
    Lady Gaga? I can’t say as much. I’m not particularly fond of her music, but I dig how she challenges gender roles. Heaven knows we need more women to do that – P!nk has done the same thing with Slut Like You.

    As a musician, I don’t see a problem with P!nk’s performances at all. Seriously, she’s doing it right. Seriously, she continues to prove that she’s talented and strong and capable.
    As a woman, I don’t see anything with P!nk’s reaction. We live in a male dominated society, and I don’t want to get behind or support a bunch of girls who are content with showing off for guys. getting on stage and twerking and making vulgar physical gestures that serve no real purpose for your performance isn’t doing anything for you or for women. It’s not empowering a teenage girl to feel more comfortable in her own skin. I can’t back that, and I’m not sure how anyone can.

    Seriously, try to look past your fan base with things.
    When we allow ourselves to get so caught up in little details like comments and popularity, we fail to see the big picture that’s still in play.

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