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Pink denies ‘shading’ Christina Aguilera: ‘Y’all are nuts’

The pair appeared together on a 2001 cover of 'Lady Marmalade' from the 'Moulin Rouge!' soundtrack

By Tom Skinner

two side by side photos of Pink (left) and Christina Aguilera (right) in the official music video for 2001's 'Lady Marmalade'
Pink and Christina Aguilera in the official music video for 2001's 'Lady Marmalade'. CREDIT: Still/ YouTube

Pink has denied “shading” Christina Aguilera after recalling the experience of collaborating with the singer on ‘Lady Marmalade’.

Back in 2001, the two pop stars featured on a joint cover of Labelle’s 1974 song alongside Mya and Lil’ Kim. The single appeared on the soundtrack to the film Moulin Rouge!, which was directed, produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann (Elvis).

During a recent interview with BuzzFeed, Pink looked back on filming the burlesque-inspired visuals for ‘Lady Marmalade’ while ranking the 12 ‘most iconic music videos’ from across her career. “It wasn’t very fun to make; I’m all about fun, and it was a lot of fuss,” she began.

“There were some personalities… Kim and Mya were nice.”

Pink continued: “I guess it is iconic, but I remember I kept crying because my skin didn’t like the makeup. It was just… There was some annoying things happening that day.

“It feels like two lifetimes ago, eight even. I don’t know… And that wig, but did you see my booty and my abs back then?”

The singer’s comments subsequently began doing the rounds on social media. Some people suggested that the omission of Aguilera’s name in Pink’s interview pointed to a rift or issue between the pair. However, the latter has since taken to Twitter to deny she was throwing “shade”.

“Y’all are nuts Xtina had shit to do with who was on that song. If you don’t know by now – I’m not ‘shading’ someone by telling it over and over and over what actually happened,” Pink began.

“I’m zero percent interested in your fucking drama. If you haven’t noticed- I’m a little busy selling… And by selling- I mean tickets and albums and bake sales and shit.”

In a follow-up post, she added: “Also – I kissed xtinas mouth. I don’t need to kiss her ass.” That last tweet was an apparent reference to the time Pink and Aguilera once played a game of spin the bottle together.

It is reported that the two artists previously fell out over who was going to sing what part of ‘Lady Marmalade’.

Pink explained in a 2009 Behind the Music special on VH1 that a record executive had asked: “What’s the high part? What’s the most singing part? Christina’s going to take that part.” But Pink told them: “She will not be taking that part.”

The two singers later reconciled after working together on The Voice in 2016. “I ❤️Xtina, we’ve made amends…,” Pink tweeted the following year.

Pink released her ninth studio album, Trustfall, last Friday (February 17). She’ll play two headline shows at BST Hyde Park in London this summer as part of her 2023 UK stadium tour – find any remaining tickets here.