When it was announced that Pink would be receiving this year’s Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs, someone named Leigh McVeigh made a good tweet that referenced the pop star’s predilection for acrobatic performances:
Annnd, three months later the meme came true. During tonight’s American Music Awards, Pink performed the title track to her recent album Beautiful Trauma while hanging off Los Angeles’s JW Marriott. See the clip above—it’s astonishing. How does she top this? Unclear, but keep in mind that Pink is without a doubt the pop star most likely to orbit the earth and then flawlessly avoiding burning to death upon reentering the atmosphere. So maybe she’ll do that.
In a New York Times profile last month, Pink acknowledged the ribbing she endures for her Cirque du So-lite performances:
And yes, she’s seen the memes about her reliance on flying stunts. “How many times do you see the same artist get up and lip-sync and dance?” she countered. “And you’re mad at me for doing something none of them can do? And I sing live!”
Hard to argue with a woman who’s hanging off the side of a building and barely breaking a sweat.