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P!nk opens up on ‘tripping on acid’ at 12 years old

P!nk opens up on ‘tripping on acid’ at 12 years old

P!nk has opened up about her relationship with fellow singer-songwriter Linda Perry.

P!nk has opened up about her relationship with fellow singer-songwriter Linda Perry.

At the age of just 12, P!nk - real name Alecia Beth Moore Hart - loved the 1992 release 'Drifting' performed by 4 Non Blondes and written by lead singer and main songwriter Linda Perry.

However, P!nk's fangirling of Perry grew a whole lot more complex when the 'Just Give Me A Reason' singer ended up working with the songwriter.

In an interview with Howard Stern for his SiriusXM show, P!nk explained the significance of Perry's writing and music to her.

P!nk tripped on acid at the age of 12 or 13 to Linda Perry's 'Drifting'.
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The 43-year-old said: "I used to trip on acid at 12 and 13 years old and sing out of the attic 'Drifting' [one of Perry's songs] at the top of my lungs until the cops were called because her voice, I could feel myself in her and it was the first time I could feel that outside of Janis Joplin.

"And when you find that in someone, that's why people become fans, and crazy fans because that person knows their pain and you have to tell them that, and I had to tell Linda that, and that's why I went and found her and I wouldn't give up."

P!nk felt compelled to tell Perry how her music had affected her.
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However, P!nk and Perry's relationship grew more complex when Perry went on to work 'with everybody else'. P!nk admitted she felt 'betrayed'.

She continued: "Because then she became the pop hit maker. And I thought what we had was special. And everyone was like, 'Why the f**k are you looking for Linda Perry' and I was like, 'You don't understand, that woman saved my life'.

"She's so talented and she went on to be all these things and that was the part that hurt, it had nothing to do with Christina, it had to do with all of it."

P!nk's reference to Christina Aguilera relates to Perry choosing the 'Lady Marmalade' singer to perform her song 'Beautiful'.

Christina Aguilera ended up performing 'Beautiful'.
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Indeed, 'Beautiful' - released as part of Aguilera's fourth studio album Stripped - is now widely recognised as one of the singer's most notable songs and lasted an impressive 27 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

However, P!nk resolved: "The great thing about Linda is she will pull perfection out of you. She did that with Christina.

"Christina sounded incredible on that song because Linda will tell you, 'F**k your stupid vibrato'. That's what she used to say to me all the time. I sang Phantom Of The Opera and Les Misérables.

"That song ['Beautiful'] ended up where is was supposed to be."

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Featured Image Credit: The Howard Stern Show/SiriusXM

Topics: Celebrity, Music, US News, Drugs