Watch your back, Suze Orman: There’s another tough-talking platinum blond dispensing sound financial advice.
In an interview in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly (on stands today) the 32-year-old pop iconoclast reveals that, on the advice of her former label head (and current X Factor judge) L.A. Reid, she maintains a special “F— You” account where she deposits more than half of her earnings. “When I first started, L.A. Reid said, ‘Make sure you put money into your F- - - You account. That’s the account that, one day when people ask you to do things you don’t want to do, you say “F- - - you.” ’ I make sure that my F- - - You account is okay, so that you never have to make decisions based on money. I feel like that’s where people kill their careers.”
The “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” singer says it’s one of the ways she measures whether her career is going well. “I’m never the kind of person who’s sitting at home reading the charts and basing how I feel about myself or even my career on stats. I’ve always based it on, Am I doing the best that I can do? And how’s my F- - - You account?”
Pink, whose The Truth About Love is due Sept. 18, also says unequivocally that she will never sign on to appear on a reality show. “It’s not gonna happen. It’s not that I don’t want to do one, it’s just out of spite for everyone else doing one and it being so f- - -ing annoying. I believe that ours would be very entertaining, but no thank you. I’ve been asked to do American Idol and X Factor. I’m an Ed McMahon kind of girl. Star Search? I’m in, all day long. It felt more authentic, and the market wasn’t oversaturated with karaoke -contests. It’s just not for me.”
For more unfiltered honesty from Pink — including the untold stories behind some of her biggest hits — and more on the most-anticipated albums and tours of the coming season, pick up our current issue, which features our Fall Music Preview.
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