Pink is defending herself on Friday morning (Sept. 4) after she made comments about this year's 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. Some people hungry for a fight are blowing her words out of proportion, viewing them as a Demi Lovato diss, but Pink says that's not the case.
“I felt embarrassed and sad," Pink wrote about the VMAs on her personal Instagram account. "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. 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.”
After the Insta post surfaced, Demi fans took issue with the fact that VMA performer Lovato was not listed among Pharrell and Tori Kelly, thinking that Pink had insinuated that Demi was not inspiring.
Pink heard that her comments were made into a news story late on Thursday night, and decided to clarify on Twitter that she wasn't deliberately taking shots at Demi. But she said she still stands by what she said about the VMAs. She said that the internet is hungry to pit people against each other.
Demi responded with tweets of her own: "VMA's are sexy and fun. There's a time and place for everything."
She then went on to retweet fans who had testaments to how helpful her songs have been:
On Friday morning, Pink closed out her thoughts with a few more items, ending by saying that we should all focus on things other than what's on the internet.
I guess there's nothing to see here.