Will the VMAs drama ever end?
Pink isn't feeling red in the face after comments she allegedly made on a private Instagram went public. The 35-year-old singer-songwriter made headlines Thursday after she reportedly weighed in on the MTV Video Music Awards earlier that week, confessing to a fan she felt "embarrassed," "sad" and "old" while watching this year's show. "In all seriousness; I felt sad because music is supposed to inspire. It saved my life. This trash won't save any kids life. In a world that is even scarier and with lives still worth saving, who will stand up and have soul?" she asked. "Disenfranchised to say the least. Let down by my industry and peers."
Pink then name-dropped a few acts, writing, "Beside Macklemore and Pharrell and [Justin] Bieber (pre-sob fest) and The Weeknd, Tori Kelly was dope too. The rest was gross and embarrassing and hard for this aging pop star to believe."
E! News reached out to Pink's rep to confirm or clarify her comments Thursday.
Right or wrong, many people assumed the "Just Give Me a Reason" singer was slamming host Miley Cyrus, as well as performers and pop peers Iggy Azalea, Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, as she didn't offer them any praise.
Publicly, Pink trashed the annual awards show, tweeting, "I'm convinced MTV just bought up all dispensaries before airing this show." Pink did give props to one performer, though, tweeting, "Ok @ToriKelly - fan for life. Great freaking performance tonight, you live singing, guitar playing accapella sanging woman."
After her alleged Instagram comments made the rounds, Pink defended herself via Twitter that night. "Please look for a feud elsewhere. I have no issue with Demi Lovato or anyone else. I actually forgot she performed. I have opinions. MANY," she told her followers, tweeting, "I stand by what I said. However, I didn't intend for the angry people of the world to latch on and make it into something it isn't. Peace."
Pink then retweeted several supportive messages:
Finally, she tweeted, "K this was fun. You guys are a hoot."
Lovato, meanwhile, responded to Pink via Twitter Friday:
(Originally published on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at 4:36 a.m. PDT.)