Over the weekend, Pink went completely old school, performing a medley of hits from her R&B past during her ‘Truth About Love’ tour in Los Angeles. She took it waaay back with renditions of ‘There U Go’, ‘Most Girls’ and ‘U Make Me Sick’, and then told fans after the performance: “I haven’t worked that hard since I worked at Pizza Hut!”
If you’ve followed Pink’s career from the very beginning, you’d know that she started out as an R&B artist under the guidance of LA Reid. And not the punk rocker pop chick that you see today. I recall her saying previously that she was forced to do R&B and that it was not the musical genre she wanted to do initially.
However, as a new artist in those days, you had no say or creative control over your music. It was all about keeping your mouth shut, not pissing off the bigwigs and proving yourself as an overall artist. It is only after she cemented her selling power and popularity that Pink decided to take a stand with her music and exerted further creative control. It was nice while it lasted though because Pink’s debut album ‘Can’t Take Me Home’ was simply the shit. Pink’s vocals over a hard and edgy R&B track was pure slayage. To say I miss R&B Pink is an understatement. Take a visit down memory lane below.