Pink is set perform live at the 2012 MTV VMAs, sore nipples and all.
The 2012 VMAs are less than a month away, and we're adding to our star-studded roster of performances and appearances! We've already revealed Kevin Hart as this year's host, and now, we're thrilled to announce that one of our all-time favorite singers will perform live -- Pink! The "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" singer, whose new album, The Truth About Love, drops Sept. 18, will debut a brand-new song at her VMA performance.
Pink's got five VMA wins and three unforgettable VMA performances under her belt. And recently, she took a break from being the best mom in life to chat candidly with us about her past VMA performances and moments -- and she was brutally honest -- which is yet another reason why she remains one of our favorite singers (and all-around PWRWBBFFW: Person We Really Wanna Be BFFs With).
Looking back at her 2002 VMA performance, Pink reveals: "I remember "Just Like A Pill." I was in very, very, very tight leather. I was afraid they were going to shoot me from behind because in my mind I'm a beached whale. And I had full body painted tattoos all over myself which was so much fun. And I had black hair and was really young and really dumb and really cute." Beached whale? Puhhhhlleeaaase. More like BEST PERSON EVER.
Watch Pink discuss her favorite VMA performances and moments after the jump!
Next, Pink goes on to share her favorite VMA performance of all time (that she wasn't involved in): "Madonna's "Like A Virgin" when she humped the floor was my favorite VMA performance ever. Uh, total cliché, yeah. It's like that visual snapshot, what else do you remember? If you have to think back to growing up watching VMAs? For me, that's what it was."
Finally, Pink shares her secret for prepping before her performances: in addition to holiday a prayer and sage circle and warmups, she also swears by having her nipples pinched right before she goes on stage. Hey, whatever it takes. The VMAs are a huge show, and if that's what it takes to calm her nerves, then we're not judging.
+ Watch Pink share her VMA memories.
Don't miss the 2012 MTV VMAs live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Go to VMA.MTV.com now through Aug. 24 to vote for your favorites, or text BNA to 22444 to vote for Best New Artist all the way through the show!