Pink has joined the enormous chorus of women who are upset about Recording Academy president Neil Portnow’s asinine assertion that women need to “step up” if they’re to have a major presence in the music industry. According to reports on DailyMail.co.uk, the singer penned a handwritten note that she then posted to her Twitter feed Monday, responding, “Women in music don’t need to “step up” — women have been stepping since the beginning of time. Stepping up, and also stepping aside. Women OWNED music this year.
They’ve been KILLING IT. And every year before this. When we celebrate and honor the talent and accomplishments of women, and how much women STEP UP every year, against all odds, we show the next generation of women and girls and boys and men what it means to be equal, and what it looks like to be fair (sic).” Pink was nominated this year for Best Pop Performance for her track What About Us.