From the minute Pink burst onto the scene at the start of the new millennium, it was abundantly clear that she wouldn't be following in the footsteps of her pop star predecessors—neither in sound nor in soundbites. Over the course of a 17-year career, which has seen the release of seven studio albums, the singer, born Alecia Beth Moore, has remained resolutely committed to speaking her truth on her terms.
"My thing is, I write my own music. I'm a hands-on person, I make what this is, you know what I mean," she said in that same 2000 interview. "Nobody came to me and said, 'OK, we're going to call you Pink. Here, throw on some pink hair, get some pink shirts and here you go. Just be you.' No, this is me. This is who I am, my music. I don't try to be candy-coated. I don't try to walk on eggshells. I am what I am, love me or hate me.Read more at EOnline