Choosing to title her new single "F**kin' Perfect" and then open its video with graphic depictions of sex and bloody scenarios of cutting and suicide, P!nk knew her latest projects would ignite controversy. And that's just the way she wants it, because in this particular case, the 31-year-old singer's in-your-face approach is to ensure the message in the music isn't lost or ignored.
"Cutting, and suicide, two very different symptoms of the same problem, are gaining on us," P!nk blogged on Thursday afternoon, hours before the video is to make its MTV premiere. "...A lot of us have seen certain starlets showing off their latest scars on a red carpet somewhere, usually right before they head back to their favorite rehab. ... It's a problem, and its something we should talk about."