P!nk Comes To Madonna's Defence Amid Plastic Surgery Backlash

P!nk Comes To Madonna's Defence Amid Plastic Surgery Backlash: 'That's Not Progress'

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By Afouda Bamidele on March 2, 2023 at 12:00 AM EST
Updated on March 2, 2023 at 7:29 AM EST

P!nk wants nothing to do with the hate on Madonna's face!

After two weeks of being in the news for her alleged beef with Christina Aguilera, P!nk has proven she wants the best for her relationship with her musical counterparts. To that end, the singer opened up about how unprogressive it was to pit women doing great things within the music industry against each other.

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P!nk Speaks Against Creating A Feud Between Female Singers While Defending Madonna

Even though the last couple of weeks have been dramatic for P!nk, the "F**king Perfect" singer has shown that she has her sights on bigger things. During a catch-up session with Audacy Music's Mike Adam last Tuesday, she addressed the pain she put into making her latest album, "Trustfall," but is getting dismissed.

To explain, the 43-year-old revealed that observers seemed more concerned with starting a feud between her and other female singers than enjoying their different styles of music. In her words:

"I just worked for three years on my heart and soul of a project. I am so proud of my album. My father died, and I was able to put a song together about it, and you're asking me what I think about Madonna's face. That is not progress."

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To emphasize her point, P!nk added, "we shouldn't be talking about Madonna's face. We should be talking about all the badass sh*t that woman did for the rest of us to come along after her. That's not progress. That's clickbait."

In case you missed it, Madonna's transformed face became a hot topic after she appeared on the Grammys stage to introduce Kim Petras and Sam Smith for their win in the Best Pop Duo/Group Collaboration category. While her outfit was eye-catching, it was how different her face looked to fans and viewers that got the most attention.

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The continued buzz about whether or not she went under a knife to "fix" her face eventually caused the "Material Girl" singer to slam critics in an Instagram post. As reported by The Blast, she uploaded several media content, including views of her sharing a kiss with rapper Jozzy.

Beneath the post, the Queen of Pop began by mentioning how "important" it was to her to "present the first trans-woman performing at the Grammys- a History-making moment!! And on top of that, she won a Grammy!!"

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The "Like a Prayer" hitmaker then asserted that the blame for how her face turned out was on the "closeup" from a "long lens camera," resulting in the distortion of her face. That distortion is why her face appeared puffier and rounder than it was in real life. Luckily, Madonna knew why the world was attacking her, as she declared:

"Once again, I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny That permeates the world we live in. A world that refuses to celebrate women past the age of 45 And feels the need to punish her If she continues to be strong-willed, hard-working, and adventurous."

P!nk Performing at Liverpool Anfield Stadium
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The New York City native stated that despite the challenges, she was "happy to do the trailblazing so that all the women behind me can have an easier time in the years to come." She finished by pointing out, "In the words of Beyonce "You-won't break my soul," I look forward to many more years of subversive behavior-pushing boundaries."

'Lady Marmalade' Singer Shuts Down Allegations Of Aguilera Feud

The resurgence of P!nk's alleged feud with Aguilera started last month when the singer rated their joint song, "Lady Marmalade," dead last in a ranking list. At the time, The Blast observed that the assumptions about the standing of her relationship with the "Shark Tale" voice actress elicited a very public response from the 43-year-old.

The mother-of-two had taken to Instagram to express her disappointment, alongside a pic of herself and her child, writing:

"I'm so saddened and disappointed by the narrative surrounding some of the press I've been doing around my album. While some of the responsibility lays with me and my inability to lie, and my uncanny ability to overshare."

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P!nk stated that even though she had created "one of the most beautiful albums" while "selling out stadiums," "raising good kids," and employing "good, hardworking people," people only cared about "a silly feud" from her twenties. 

The dancer added that for every woman she fell out with, she had a million more that she "complimented and supported and loved on." She further stated that she believed in "authentic apology" and "owning Your Mistakes" and planned to "say less."

The Daytime Emmy Awards winner wrapped up with a personal message for Aguilera, reminding her where they stood in their personal lives.

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