reflected on her time rising to fame alongside Britney Spears
in the late 1990s, saying she wished she could have helped her pop counterpart when she was struggling.
The three-time Grammy winner was asked about "Framing Britney Spears," the controversial New York
Times documentary about Spears' personal life, during an appearance on "Watch What Happens Live
“I love Britney, and here’s the thing about all of us voyeurs — none of us know what’s going on. And I would like to. I think we all would like to, and we feel this fierce protectiveness over her, for good reason — she’s a sweetheart. All I know is she’s incredibly sweet, and I want her to be happy.”
The singer told Andy Cohen
that watching the documentary made her wish she'd "reached out more" to Spears, who is embroiled in a legal battle with her father over a court-ordered conservatorship that limits her control over her own finances.
“I don’t like feeling helpless or powerless, and I can only imagine how she feels,” she said, adding, “She could have used some support. The media
ripped her apart, and the paparazzi are scum. I wish I could’ve reached out and hugged her.”
Earlier this month, Spears lashed out at the public scrutiny of her personal life that "Framing Britney Spears" had sparked.
are so hypocritical,” she wrote on Instagram
. “I don’t know y’all, but I’m thrilled to remind you all that although I’ve had some pretty tough times in my life... I’ve had wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Pink debuted her own documentary, "All I Know So Far," this week. The film, in the style of Madonna's "Truth or Dare" and Beyoncé's "Homecoming," takes a behind-the-scenes look at her Beautiful Trauma World Tour.
Pink also revealed on Thursday that she turned down the opportunity to perform at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show, which Maroon 5 accepted instead, delivering a widely panned performance with rappers Big Boi and Travis Scott as guests.
Pink did not specifically mention Maroon 5, but she did say that the backlash the band and other artists have received after performing at halftime, as well as her support for the Black Lives Matter
movement, influenced her decision.
“I would have a lot of fun doing it, and it would be great,” she said, “but I feel like nobody can win at that anymore.” “It seems like anyone who does that halftime show, people
just pick them apart.”
“I would also probably take a knee, which would irritate people,” she added.
Pink can be seen below on "Watch What Happens Live."