Pink and Britney Spears pose for the cameras during the Premiere for the new Pepsi Music Commercial "Pepsi Gladiators" at the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square on January 26, 2003 in London, England.

Pink is reflecting on her early years of fame and how she survived the aughts unscathed. The singer-songwriter told People Magazine, “I signed up for this life. I came into this world very resilient, very relentless, with a sick sense of humor, thick skin and a bleeding heart. So those f—ers couldn’t mess with me. They had nothing on my mother or my teachers. I lived a lot of lives before I changed my name to Pink.”

The artist, who just released her ninth studio album, Trustfall, says that her fellow pop stars weren’t as strong as her in the early 2000s. “People think I was picking on Britney on [my 2001 single] ‘Don’t Let Me Get Me,’ but I’ve always felt like a big sister to her,” Pink says of Spears. “I’m very protective of her, and she’s the sweetest person in the world.”

While they’re not in touch at the moment, Pink adds, “I wish her well. I cover her in light all day long.” Pink’s love for Spears was solidified in 2004 when they shot their famous Pepsi Super Bowl commercial, in which they sang Queen’s “We Will Rock You” with Beyoncé. “What a weird deal that was. What the hell? Like, ‘What are we doing?’ ” she says of the experience. “Also, you’re Pepsi. You’re flying us to Rome to shoot in a fake coliseum down the street from the real Coliseum. Why are we here? We could have gone to Canada. I don’t understand. That’s Pepsi money. For a while, everything I saw that was really fancy, I was like, ‘That’s Pepsi money.’ It was bizarre.”

After working with Beyoncé, Pink gushed that she is “the prettiest person you could ever stand in front of. She glows like a goddess. She’s so f—ing talented, she’s total pro — always has been — and always just the sweetest, gentlest person. So for her to be that sweet, and that gentle, and then that f—ing fierce on stage is insane.”

Pink's 15 Best Music Videos Ranked

P!nk celebrates her 43rd birthday today, so to commemorate her birthday we ranked our 15 favorite music videos the eccentric singer and songwriter has come out with since her 2000 debut album, Can’t Take Me Home. For the last 20 years, she’s given us hits like “Get the Party Started,” “There You Go” and “So What.”

  • 15. Walk Me Home

    For the dance shadow choreography alone, P!nk’s music video for “Walk Me Home” earns the number 15 spot on our list of best videos.

  • 14. Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken

    The emotional black-and-white video featuring her daughter, Willow Sage Hart, has us in our feels.

  • 13. What About Us

    P!nk involving interpretive dance in “What About Us” is the perfect culmination of acting and choreography.

  • 12. Funhouse

    From her 2008 album of the same name, “Funhouse” shows P!nk frolicking around with “evil clowns,” burning down memories and quite literally — a house.

  • 11. There You Go

    When P!nk emerged on the scene in 2000 with her bright pink hair, she showed us a powerful woman with attitude who doesn’t give a damn what anyone thinks.

  • 10. U + Ur Hand

    P!nk’s alter egos in “U + Ur Hand” can beat us up anytime, as she shows us with her boxing skills and fiery red hair.

  • 9. Most Girls

    P!nk’s fashion choices in “Most Girls” have all come back in 2021: rocking a metal crop top and baggy pants and a baby blue furry hat with matching bikini top and leather pants.

  • 8. Don't Let Me Get Me

    P!nk proclaimed that when she got to L.A. they told her, “You’ll be a pop star. All you have to change is everything you are,” but that just ain’t P!nk!

  • 7. Please Don't Leave Me

    In an attempt to stop her lover from leaving, P!nk takes things to the extreme in the music video for “Please Don’t Leave Me.”

  • 6. Stupid Girls

    In a parody of what America covets “hot girls” like Paris Hilton in the early 2000s, P!nk rejects the fake tans and fake boobs, opting for outcasts and girls with ambition.

  • 5. So What

    P!nk playfully shows us how much she hates love in the music video for “So What” — chopping down trees with names etched in on them and fighting a newlywed couple who had the unfortunate pleasure of stopping next to her on the street.

  • 4. Just Like Fire

    P!nk shows off her cirque du soleil skills, as “Just Like Fire” was featured on Disney’s 2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass soundtrack. A chess scene involving many P!nks is definitely the highlight of the music video.

  • 3. All I Know So Far

    P!nk’s music videos are practically mini movies, as “All I Know So Far” features out-of-this-world places and characters, and even a cameo by Cher!

  • 2. Beautiful Trauma

    The 1950s cinematography of “Beautiful Trauma” is what reeled us in for this music video, but the Channing Tatum playing the part of her husband got us locked in. The duo even do a gender-swap, with Tatum wearing a dress and silk gloves, while P!nk opted for a suit and tie.

  • 1. Get The Party Started

    After making it’s debut in 2001, “Get The Party Started” became a go-to party anthem, even twenty years later. The music video shows P!nk getting ready for a night of clubbing, but unfortunately for her, the car runs out of gas on the way to the club, so she and her friend steal a couple skateboards to get there — only to be refused entry. Thinking on her feet, they use a scaffold to bring them to the top of the building so they can sneak in.