'Women are Running Shit': P!nk, Billboard's Woman of the Year


Billboard has named P!nk their 2013 Woman of the Year. During their Women in Music luncheon this week, the pop star spoke about her hope that her ball-busting career has made it easier for little girls who feel like they are different. She also said “fuck” a lot, to which her mother applauded. I love Alecia Moore and her family, yo.

In Billboard magazine, P!nk was also interviewed and asked the obligatory “What does it feel like to be a woman in music today?” question and her answer was pretty great.

It’s never been a disadvantage for me. I love being a woman. I love women in music—I love the whole idea of it, I love the cycle of it, I love the different decades of it. One of my greatest advantages was just being myself when I first came out. And then being so polar opposite of every other female that was happening at that moment.
I think it’s incredible women are running sh*t. There’s not really any males that are at the level of the Beyoncés and the Katy Perrys, except maybe Justin Timberlake. I can’t really think of anybody else.
Billboard: Maybe Adam Levine?
Yeah, but still it’s not the same thing. So it’s really fun to see women just stomp sh*t, drop the microphone and leave. They just keep doing it and I love watching it. And I love what I’ve been able to do, too. Over the years, the rises and falls. I remember early on Roger telling me, or maybe it was L.A. [Reid]—I can’t remember; they’re like my two guys—but [they talked about] the roller coaster.
If you’re around long enough to have major failures and major success, it’s all good. The roller coaster of it at the end is all good. And I look back and I’m like, “Yeah, I’ve been around, for a pop person, a while.” And it has been a roller coaster and it’s all good.
I’ve proven myself as a performer and a touring person. As far as winning a popularity contest or any of the other sh*t, or being a radio darling and all that, probably not. [It’s] probably never going to happen for me, but that’s OK. Because I can tour for the rest of my life—and I do it well.

“Watch What Happens Live” host Andy Cohen moderated P!nk’s live Q+A during the Billboard Women in Music luncheon, watch below:

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