Pink and Christina Aguilera infamously clashed in the early 2000s, when they worked together on the song “Lady Marmalade.” What exactly went down between them is still a mystery, but Pink’s made it clear there’s no more bad blood between them.
“We were super young and super new at the whole thing, and I think I’m an alpha, and she’s an alpha,” Pink said on Watch What Happens Live last month. “I’m used to taking my altercations physical, and she’s used to having them verbal. We’re just very different, we’re very different. And we were very young and new.” The singer added that she and Aguilera saw each other after some time on NBC’s The Voice and made up. “We grew up. We hugged it out. It’s that simple,” she said. “She’s a really sweet person.”
Despite this, though, people still love pitting Aguilera and Pink together. (Are you surprised? This type of female-versus-female drama has existed in pop culture for eons.) Exhibit A: Last night at the 2017 American Music Awards, when Pink made this face during Aguilera’s Whitney Houston tribute:
If you look at the photo, without context, it seems like Pink cringing. But if you actually watched the show, then you know she was responding emotionally to the performance. She was moved. Remember, they’re cool now.
And that’s exactly what a Twitter user pointed out when he noticed people trying to stir the pot. “@Pink and @Xtina deaded their beef last year and have been FRIENDS since, respecting each other’s amazing talent as grown women. stop creating something out of nothing @TheShadyFacts,” a Fuse TV producer named Mark Sundstrom tweeted.
Pink agreed with this sentiment too. She retweeted Sundstrom’s post and offered her own message to the trolls trying to pit her and Aguilera against each other for the umpteenth time. “Christina f-cking killed it tonight for one of our favorite singers ever. This about Whitney, and I am in awe of Christina’s talent. Show the clip where I’m in tears, you negative Nancy’s,” Pink tweeted. See it for yourself, below:
There you have it, my friends. Hopefully, now people will actually put this 16-year-old tabloid story to rest.