Pink sat down with UK TV to chat about her anticipated collabo with legendary rapper Eminem on a track called “Revenge” from her upcoming album Beautiful Trauma, due out on Friday (Oct. 13). The interviewer started out the convo by acknowledging that it’s impressive how long the singer has been able to keep the song a secret, with Pink jumping in right away to answer to obvious question on his mind.
“I reached out to him in this case,” Pink said. “I love him. I’ve always loved him. I think he’s a lyrical genius, and I just wrote him a love letter. I had written this song. I had went to the studio and drank a lot of wine, I wrote ‘Revenge.’
“And then, I went home and drank more wine because that’s what you do when you’ve already drank a lot of wine — you think more wine is a good idea — and I wrote him an email and I said, ‘I love you. I’ve always loved you. I’ve loved you since you gave me your autograph at the 2001 MTV Music Video Awards. I love that you always work with the same people.’ I just wrote this love letter, and he just wrote back, ‘OK.'”
As for the song itself, Pink said, “it’s a funny song. It’s funny. It’s fun. There’s nothing serious about it. It’s fun. My mom loves it. We’re good.”
Watch Pink explain it herself in the clip below.
. @Pink on Reuniting With Eminem
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— DMX Mathers? (@ConfidentSword) October 10, 2017
Eminem made noise on Tuesday (Oct. 10) when during the night’s BET Hip Hop Awards, the slashing lyricist unleashed a freestyle, “The Storm,” that took vicious aim at Pres. Trump — referencing Colin Kaepernick and the continued NFL protests about racial injustice as well as Trump’s focusing on that instead of tragedies such as “Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada.”
The FULL verse that EVERYBODY is talking about! @eminem BODIED THIS! #HipHopAwards pic.twitter.com/zoS0wEwjQF
— BET (@BET) October 11, 2017