Pink Says She “Could Have Reached Out More” to Britney Spears
The recent documentary Framing Britney Spears has shined a fresh light on the challenges Britney Spears faced at the pinnacle of her fame, and how a toxic relationship with the media, and exploitation from those in her inner circle, played into that.
Not only this, but as more information around her infamous conservatorship is made public, and the #FreeBritney movement continues to make genuine traction, celebrity peers of hers who became household names at the same time are speaking out.
This includes singer Pink, real name Alecia Moore, who just won the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards. Speaking to host Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, who asked her if she’d seen the Britney documentary, Pink said, “I did, and I felt sad that back then, back in the early days, I didn’t know… I’m a strong person—I could have reached out more. I could’ve—I don’t know.”
She elaborated, saying “I don’t like feeling helpless or powerless, and I can only imagine how she feels, and she could have used some support.” Feeling like many of us did post-documentary, the Cover Me in Sunshine singer recollected that “The media tore her apart, and the paparazzi are scum, and I wish I could have reached out and gave her a hug.”
The Grammy-award winner also spoke about her love for Britney, and the fact that at the end of the day, “None of us know what’s going on. We’re not there.” Speaking about her regrets, she said that she’d like to be there — that she thinks “we would all like to.”
As for her personal experience with Spears, who she came to fame with at a similar time? “We feel this fierce protectiveness over her, for good reason—she’s a sweetheart. All I know is she’s incredibly sweet, and I want her to be happy.”
Pink herself is getting the documentary treatment, but on her own terms. P!nk: All I Know So Far is available on Amazon Prime now.