News: Pink Shares Fear Of Eminem's Pop Disses, "I Was Always Afraid He'd Pick Me As A Target"
Monday, Jul 26, 2010 9:05AM
Pop singer Pink recently shared her admiration of Eminem and revealed her initial fear of him selecting her as a target during the rapper's past run at dissing pop culture artists.
Pink also revealed how she became involved on Eminem's Recovery track, "Won't Back Down."
"I think he's one of the most poetic, ballsy, and hilarious people this industry has ever seen," Pink told SPIN magazine. Unlike her pop peers Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Jessica Simpson, Pink was spared Em's wrath in his songs. "I was always afraid he'd pick me as a target, but he's always been nice to me and finally approached me to be on the album, so I must have done something right," said the flattered singer. (Rap-Up)
Last month, Em shared his admiration toward Pink and reasoned his decision to collaborate with her.
Eminem has described singer Pink as "a rebel" when speaking about a new collaboration, to be included on the rapper's forthcoming seventh album Recovery. Speaking to Radio 1's Fearne Cotton, Eminem said: "I've always respected what she does. "When we did the track I heard her on it and knew vocally she'd smash it." (BBC)
After Eminem called out Mariah Carey on a diss record last year, Ja Rule spoke with SOHH about the rapper going after female artists.
"It all stemmed from an Eminem comment," Rule said in Mariah's defense. "With him saying he peed on her or some sh*t like that, I don't, you know, come on. Real talk, there really shouldn't be any [diss] records being made. [laughs] It should be a lot of swinging and swinging. But hey, it is what it is...I don't feel like -- I don't have to insult a woman. Even if he did do that, let's say he did do that, you're kissing and telling now? You a chick? You Superhead? You kissing and telling and sh*t? I don't know." (SOHH)
Em's Recovery is currently atop its competition on the sales chart.
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery has shown no signs of slowing down as it scanned 195,500 records this week. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Slim Shady's latest offering has sold 1,482,500 records in one month of availability. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out Eminem & Pink's "Won't Let You Down" below: