Motherhood is no joke—neither is being a pop diva—and P!nk is both. On Super Bowl Sunday, those two worlds collided for the singer in the most vicious of ways as she came down with the flu just in time for her performance of the National Anthem on live television—turns out a troll was waiting for her.
Citing her kids on Instagram as the culprits and cause of her game day malady...
...two small Petri dish kids who literally cough INTO MY MOUTH and rub their snot on my cheek.
Pink performing the National AnthemPink/Instagram
...P!nk, a native of Philadelphia was super excited to be performing at Super Bowl LII and to see the Philadelphia Eagles go head-to-head with the New England Patriots. Not to mention walking in the footsteps of her idol, Whitney Houston, as she noted on her Instagram:
I've been waiting to sing this song since 1991 when I saw my idol, Whitney Houston, own this song. And now, my chance has finally come.
Ever the good sport, P!nk persevered, sucking on a lozenge on the field just moments before delivering a top notch vocal performance (save for maybe one impossibly high note).
Despite her best efforts and a throng of adoring fans and high profile supporters who were crazy for the performance, apparently P!nk's best just wasn't good enough for one particular troll who took the time to let everyone know how he felt and to say if you disagreed—you were, well—more than wrong.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 1000 times. Pink sucks and if you like her singing you’re dumb #SuperBowl— Simp Bizkit (@Simp Bizkit)1517786676.0
For most performers that's where it would have ended but P!nk is no ordinary performer. Always outspoken and irreverent, she hit back and delivered a TKO to her troll...
Yeah but altleast I suck while singing our countries national anthem, and you just suck by yourself on a dirty couc… https://t.co/KAdMVpf2ad— P!nk (@P!nk)1517791850.0
...owning him in a way that Twitter applauded almost as much as her performance:
@Pink #bestcomebackever— Jeff Tilman (@Jeff Tilman)1517791975.0
@Pink My girl you are my favorite badass. Keep on keepin on.— eyra vanessa🇲🇽 🇸🇻🏳️🌈 (@eyra vanessa🇲🇽 🇸🇻🏳️🌈)1517791959.0
Even Comedian/Talk Show Host, Ellen DeGeneres showed her support:
@Pink .@Pink, you are amazing. Always.— Ellen DeGeneres (@Ellen DeGeneres)1517787810.0
Screenwriter/Producer, Richard Speight, Jr, joined folks in cheering her on:
@Pink @shaunpcassidy Not that you need my validation, but I saw you live in concert, and you blew my mind. You sang… https://t.co/k9xkgxhafQ— Richard Speight, Jr. (@Richard Speight, Jr.)1517804698.0
@Pink Dear P!nk we're grateful for you, your strength, your awesomeness, fun, talent and love ! Thank you yet again… https://t.co/jt70X0Udbb— Pink's European Team ❤ #AIKSF (@Pink's European Team ❤ #AIKSF)1517791973.0
@Pink Great job tonight! Enjoy the photo I captured after performance https://t.co/aJBdthzS1m— Jeff Bennett (@Jeff Bennett)1517807129.0
In the end, @King_Sullivan of the Dirty Couch, admitted he hadn't even heard P!nk's performance before he tweeted his dissent:
I didn’t even @ her. And for the record I didn’t even listen to her song before i tweeted that. I just had a hunch… https://t.co/5qYnyfyqW2— Simp Bizkit (@Simp Bizkit)1517832391.0
But P!nk was over him just six minutes after her clap back and had moved on to better things—like her little "Petri dish kids":
All of your prayers and well wishes and candles got me through. Thankyou for all of your love and support. We ❤️ yo… https://t.co/GG15FmrOkj— P!nk (@P!nk)1517792183.0
Though her diehard fans had not:
@King_Sullivan @Pink is gonna kung fu yo ass https://t.co/V8OSSZgm7E— Dan New Zealand (@Dan New Zealand)1517832477.0
Great job, P!nk!
H/T: Huffington Post, Twitter