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Pink Aims For The 'Truth' In New Album

Alecia Moore, also known as Pink, sits for a recent interview with Michel Martin at NPR New York.
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Alecia Moore, also known as Pink, sits for a recent interview with Michel Martin at NPR New York.
Pink performs at the 177th 'Wetten dass...?' show on Nov. 8, 2008, in Berlin, Germany.
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Pink performs at the 177th 'Wetten dass...?' show on Nov. 8, 2008, in Berlin, Germany.

Pink may be a multi-platinum pop star, but she transcends conventional lightweight pop in her eighth album, Funhouse, released last month. She recently stopped by NPR's New York studios to talk about it.

In the album's first single, "So What!," Pink (a.k.a. Alecia Moore) addresses her divorce from motocross racer Carey Hart, who appears alongside her in the music video.

"If there's an elephant in the room," she says, "I'm gonna jump on it and ride it around."

Relationships aren't the only sensitive subject Pink addresses. In 2006, she recorded the song "Dear Mr. President" with The Indigo Girls; the daughter of veterans — both her father and stepmother served in Vietnam — she voiced her criticism of President Bush.

"I've earned my right to an option," Pink says. "I don't love traveling all over the world and having to apologize for where I'm from."

Much of Pink's popularity is linked to her spunk, her eclectic style and her ability to avoid easy pigeonholing.

"I'm a performer, but I'm also a tomboy and a skateboarder and a scrapper and, you know, it's all over the place," she says.

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