Pink Responds to Claims She Cringed During Christina Aguilera’s Whitney Houston Tribute at AMAs
Despite their complicated history together, Pink insists she wasn’t cringing during Christina Aguilera’s tribute to Whitney Houston at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.
“Yes. THIS. Christina f—ing killed it tonight for one of our favorite singers ever,” Pink wrote on Twitter as people criticized her reaction to Aguilera’s performance when the camera cut to her.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of “The Bodyguard” and its blockbuster soundtrack, Aguilera performed a medley of songs in honor of the late Whitney Houston.
Photos of Pink appearing to make a face during the performance quickly started making the rounds on Twitter and elsewhere.
Pink's face when Christina Aguilera sang I Will Always Love You has me dying 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/EA7aYlzFog
— Wayden C. (@waydenc_) November 20, 2017
The two pop stars have had issues in the past, but Pink denied Sunday that she was grimacing and retweeted Fuse TV’s Mark Sundstrom, who said the pair are all good now.
The ladies achieved success together early on in their careers, finding a hit in a cover of “Lady Marmalade” with Mya and Lil’ Kim for the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack in 2001, but differences stemming from the collaboration led to an altercation: Pink explained to Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live in October that Aguilera “swung at me in a club.”
“We were super young and super new at the whole thing, and I think I’m an alpha, and she’s an alpha,” Pink said, later adding: “I’m used to taking my altercations physical and she’s used to having them verbal. We’re just very different, we’re very different. And we were very young and new.”
For Pink, the feud is water under the bridge. “She’s so talented and deep down I’ve had bad days, too,” she said. “She’s a really sweet person. We made up on The Voice. I mean, it was funny, I laughed. I hadn’t seen her in years and years and years.”