Like a lot of tough girls, pop’s sexiest rebel has a flip side that’s hugely vulnerable. But what makes the singer so fascinating— and a force to be reckoned with—is that, for her, there is no in-between.MORE: Check out Pink’s amazing fashion makeover!
“Are you ready to get kicked out of here?”
Pink asks us this ominous question as she lights a cigarette on the patio of a low-key restaurant near Los Angeles. Although our waitress told us that smoking isn’t allowed, the two-time Grammy winner has decided to ignore the warning. And while we certainly deserve to be kicked out, it’s not surprising that nobody dares to do it—after all, who’s going to tell one of the most successful pop artists of the past decade to get the hell out of their restaurant…especially when she has ripped triceps and more than 20 tattoos?
But it’s not just muscles and ink that make Pink so badass. She has evolved into a woman who knows exactly who she is: an all-or-nothing daredevil who refuses to be pushed around. When she does something— on her current world tour, in her marriage, even during this interview—she does it all out. But there’s also a softer side of Pink that has emerged amid her mega success, which reveals itself when she sweetly thanks starstruck fans who approach her during our meal.
“For so long, I was searching for something to be proud of,” says the 30-year-old singer. “But at a certain point, I realized, Wait, I’m doing what I want to be doing. I’m not wanting to do it; I’m doing it. And that’s awesome.”