What About Us? P!nk in fight against music sexism
P!NK has been turning up the heat in the battle against sexism across the music industry.
Change is coming, but slowly and surely, the Just Like Fire singer assured us in an exclusive sit-down with Guilty Pleasures.
‘We need female engineers, female producers, female CEOs, female presidents,’ she added. ‘I see wonderful male producers helping a lot more female engineers and producers get a leg up. It’s a thing, it’s a movement. It’s not enough, but it’s happening.’
P!nk has previously spoken about bullying in the business following Kesha’s well-documented legal fight with Dr Luke amid claims that he sexually assaulted her — allegations vehemently denied by the US music producer. ‘Whether or not Dr Luke did that, this is his karma and he earned it because he’s not a good person,’ maintained P!nk, who worked with him on her 2006 album I’m Not Dead.
Meanwhile, the mum-of-two wishes the world would stop trying to stoke her dead-and-buried feud with Christina Aguilera.
‘People love a distraction and to propel the idea of cat-fighting,’ the 38-year-old sighed. ‘I don’t know why people do that, but I’m not going to be a part of it — f*** that!’
The pair fell out in the early noughties while collaborating on a star-studded cover of Lady Marmalade, but have since made up and even recorded a song together. ‘It isn’t out yet, it’s on her album,’ P!nk explained.
And celebrations could be in order at next month’s Grammy awards after P!nk was nominated in the best pop solo performance category for her hit What About Us.
Author: Tom Stichbury