Pink is not happy with Rolling Stone, and she doesn’t think much Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of “Jersey Shore” fame either.
Pink, aka Doylestown, Pa.-native Alecia Beth Moore, took serious umbrage with Rolling Stone’s “The 25 Greatest Grammy Performances of All Time” article by Rob Sheffield, posted on April 2.
Pink, who’s performed several times at the Grammys, wasn’t on the list.
“Bahahahaha you guys have been irrelevant since 1990,” said Pink on her verified account in the comments section of the article’s Instagram post. “This is the magazine that used to feature people like John Lennon and Muddy Waters. Hunter S. Thompson wrote political pieces. They put Tina Turner on their cover. Then they sold out and all credibility went to (blank) when ‘style over substance’ and ‘revenue over authenticity’ went into play.”
Rolling Stone lost credibility when Polizzi was on the cover, riding a rocket, in February of 2011, Pink said. The headline was “Snooki’s Wild Ride: America’s #1 Party Girl.”
“That’s when Snooki became acceptable coverage,” Pink said. “Give me a (blanking) break. Do your homework. You don’t have to like me or my music or anything about me and believe me I could give a (blank) but this is the biggest sellout in (blanking) history when it comes to a publication we all once trusted.”
Pink’s comments have subsequently been deleted. Fans were on her side, and seemed to be especially upset that her aerial performance of “Glitter in the Air” at the 2010 Grammys, a year before the Snooki cover, was not cited.
“Should have been Pink ‘Glitter in the Air’ at #1,” commented one fan.
The article’s Top 5 Grammy performances were: 5. Stevie Wonder “You Haven’t Done Nothing” (1975); 4. Taylor Swift, “Cardigan/August/Willow” (2021); 3. Beyonce “Love Drought/Sandcastles” (2017); 2. Prince and the Revolution “Baby I’m a Star” (1985); 1. Kendrick Lamar, “The Blacker The Berry/Alright” (2016).
No cast member of “Jersey Shore” or “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” has ever been nominated for a Grammy Award, although several have released songs. DJ Paul DelVecchio has released multiple songs; Ronnie Ortiz-Magro released a collab with LMFAO called “How the F— We Gettin’ Home?!”; and Angelina Pivarnick dropped “I’m Hot” in 2010.
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Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers entertainment and features for the USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; [email protected]