Legendary music icon P!nk, real name Alecia Beth Moore gave an interesting speech at the VMAs award night. Pink who won the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award at last night's VMAs gave one of the most inspiring speeches ever and that moved her audience to tears. She recalled a conversation she had with her daughter.
Read Pink speech at the VMAs Award
I know I don't have a lot of time. If I may tell you a quick story. Recently, I was driving my daughter to school and she said to me, out of the blue, "Mama?" "Yes, baby?" She said, "I am the ugliest girl I know." And I said, "Huh?" And she was like, "Yeah, I look like a boy with long hair." And my brain went to, Oh my god, you are 6! Why? Where is this coming from? Who said this? Can I kick a 6-year-old's ass? What? But I didn't say anything. Instead, I went home and I made a power point presentation for her. And, in that presentation, were androgynous rock stars and artists that live their truth, are probably made fun of every day of their lives, and carry on, and wave their flag, and inspire the rest of us. These are artists like Michael Jackson, David bowie, Freddie Mercury, Annie Lennox, Prince, Janis Joplin, and George Michael, Elton John — so many artists.