Chances are, you didn’t sit down and dedicate hours of your life to watching the VMAs last night…and that’s ok.
One thing you should DEFINITELY check out though is Pink accepting the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award.
After TOTALLY owning the stage during her performance directly beforehand, Pink used her acceptance speech to tell a story about her daughter, Willow…
Recently, I was driving my daughter to school and she said to me, out of the blue, ‘Mama?’ I said, ‘Yes, baby?’ She said, ‘I’m the ugliest girl I know.’ And I said, ‘Huh?’ And she was like, ‘Yeah, I look like a boy with long hair.’ And my brain went to Oh my god, you’re 6. Why? Where is this coming from? Who said this? Can I kick a 6-year-old’s ass, like what?”
She continued to explain how she made a Powerpoint presentation for Willow once they got home, to explain all of the reasons why she is perfect. The story ended with some pretty powerful words.
‘We don’t change. We take the gravel and the shell and we make a pearl. And we help other people to change so they can see more kinds of beauty.’