Grammys 2018: Pink wears t-shirt and jeans for awards performance in solidarity with #TimesUp and #MeToo

'She just served all these dressed up divas in her best mum outfit'

Pink wears t-shirt and jeans for Grammys performance in solidarity with #Timesup and #Metoo

Making a striking entrance to the 60th annual Grammy Awards, Pink embraced her most flamboyant self with a multi-coloured feather gown from the Armani Privé Fall 2015 Couture collection.

And while she completed the show-stopping ensemble with a white rose in support of #TimesUp to protest sexual misconduct, it was what she didn’t wear during her performance that really made a statement.

A singer that has become known for her gravity-defying spectacles in two Grammy performances past – in 2010 she debuted a flying routine complete with acrobats and in 2014 she donned a lace leotard while being suspended in the air – this year Pink surprised everyone by taking to the stage barefooted and in a simple t-shirt and jeans.

Eschewing any grand entrances, instead the singer showcased nothing but her vocal talent as she sang Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken, a song she wrote for the 2015 film Suffragette and also appears on her 2017 album Beautiful Trauma.

Joined on stage at Madison Square Garden by a sign language interpreter who donned the same outfit, Pink wore a white off-the-shoulder t-shirt, baggy blue jeans and no shoes as a way of showing her solidarity with the women of the #MeToo movement.

Taking to Twitter, some fans speculated that the pared back outfit was in light of the recent “unlawful harassment” allegations against LA Reid – the former chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment's Epic Records who discovered Pink but suggested she would have to clean up her image in order to become famous.

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“Pink is turning in a #MeToo and #whiterose2018 moment here. This is an interesting reference back to her early career and LA Reid. Really moving,” one person speculated.

Meanwhile, others were simply struck by the power behind the singer’s voice and the fact that she kept the focus on the music.

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“Pink is a mom and she just served all these dressed up divas in her best mom outfit,” one person tweeted.

Another added, “Pink made this performance about her music not outfit, so much respect!”

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