Demi Lovato recently let Pink know that she doesn’t think it’s cool that the “Stupid Girl” singer dissed her “Cool for the Summer” performance at the MTV VMAs. Pink tried to appease Lovatics by insisting that she doesn’t have a problem with Demi, but her response to their criticism definitely included a little shade.
According to MTV News, Pink criticized the MTV VMAs for including too much “trash.” On her personal Instagram account, Pink revealed that she can no longer identify with the pop star whose wardrobe includes nipple pasties. And this isn’t a reference to Miley Cyrus — according to the Mirror, Pink once embraced Miley’s favorite bra-free look by covering one of her breasts with a heart-shaped sticker. However, pasties are only acceptable if you’re singing a life-saving song while you wear them.
“I felt embarrassed and sad,” Pink wrote in an Instagram post that has since been deleted. “And old. We’re getting old. But 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? Disenfranchised to say the least. Let down by my industry and peers.”
The “Blow Me” singer went on to list the acts that she didn’t have an issue with, and they didn’t include Demi Lovato’s wet and wild “Cool for the Summer” performance with Iggy Azalea. In fact, only one of the performers she approved of was female.
“Let down by my industry and peers. Beside Macklemore and Pharrell and 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.”
You’ll notice that Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, and Miley Cyrus are also missing from Pink’s list of “dope” performers. However, it seems as though her omission of Demi Lovato is what really set fans off. After Demi’s fans flooded Pink’s Twitter page with comments pointing out that Demi actually sings a few inspirational songs, Pink responded by claiming that she didn’t have any issue with “Cool for the Summer.” However, she threw some shade Demi Lovato’s way by revealing that she found her performance forgettable.
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
— P!nk (@Pink) September 4, 2015
Demi Lovato fired back by pointing out that every song doesn’t have to be inspiring or life-saving — plenty of people enjoy listening to fun music about letting loose and having a good time. She also schooled Pink on her discography, which includes a few songs that Lovatics consider inspirational.
Cool For The Summer may not “save kid’s lives” or “inspire” but I’d say Skyscraper & Warrior have done a pretty good job of helping people — Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) September 4, 2015
cope with mental illness. VMA’s are sexy and fun. There’s a time and place for everything.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) September 4, 2015
You’ll notice that Lovato took the high ground by not pointing out that Pink was being a bit hypocritical — after all, she sings her own fair share of songs that can’t be considered soulful, inspirational lifesavers. Some of her most popular tunes are about partying, drinking, and getting into fights. However, Pink claimed that she wasn’t trying to start a fight by dissing most of her fellow female artists who performed at the VMAs.
“You know, this is part of why I’m sad about the VMAs and the world in general,” Pink tweeted. “Everyone is so nasty and waiting for a fight. I never said anything about Demi Lovato or called out anyone. I was talking to a friend in response to his disappointment about the show. I agree w him.”
You can make this into whatever you like, cause that’s who we are now, I guess. I’m out
— P!nk (@Pink) September 4, 2015
So far Demi Lovato is the only artist who has responded to Pink’s comments. Pink didn’t deny dissing Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, or Nicki Minaj, but they’ve seemingly chosen to ignore what the “Slut Like You” singer had to say about their performances being “gross and embarrassing.”
Do you agree with Demi Lovato that the VMAs are supposed to be “sexy and fun,” or do you agree with Pink’s opinion that the show needed more life-saving music?
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