As Gossip Cop has reported, “What About Us” was released in early August as the lead single from Pink’s upcoming album, called Beautiful Trauma. It was the Grammy winner’s first new solo song since “Just Like Fire,” which came out last year as part of the soundtrack for Alice Through The Looking Glass. But it’s been nearly five whole years since Pink’s last album, The Truth About Love, dropped. As such, the affection for “What About Us” and the anticipation for the rest of the singer’s new music is sky high.
In fact, in a sign of just how beloved she is, Pink was honored at the VMAs just two weeks ago, receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. And the person who presented that award and led the tribute to the performer was none other than DeGeneres herself. The comedienne gave a speech that was both funny and heartfelt, and noted that Pink sings the theme music for her talk show. Indeed, that song, “Today’s The Day,” was unveiled almost exactly two years ago, during the program’s season 13 premiere week.
Now Pink was invited back to participate in one of the first episodes of season 15, which just premiered on Tuesday. In addition to performing “What About Us,” Pink sat down with the host to chat about the MTV Music Video Awards and more. DeGeneres teased the music star about being her second-choice presenter, who was asked only the day before to take part. As Gossip Cop noted at the time, Pink’s acceptance speech was inspired by her daughter, and she now amusingly admitted, “My daughter was incredibly unimpressed by me.”
And on the subject of kids, DeGeneres gave Pink a funny breastfeeding-related gift to use with her son. Also during the show, Reese Witherspoon joined DeGeneres and Pink for a hilariously naughty game of “Never Have I Ever.” Check out the videos below!