P!nk recently revealed how it all played out during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “I sneak-attacked him,” she explained. “[Producer] Max [Martin] and I started making [‘Revenge’], and I wrote this rap. We were drinking a lot of wine, and then I went home and I thought more wine would be a good idea.”
After the wine had her sauced, she decided to hit up Shady and ask him to be apart of the song. “I emailed [Eminem],” she continued. “This is why they call it liquid courage. And I said, ‘You know I love you. I like that you work with a lot of the same people, like Rihanna. She’s hotter than me, but I’m funnier. So I’m going for a rap Grammy, and I’d like to take you along with me.’ It was this long email, and he wrote back right away and just said, ‘Okay.'”
Em and P!nk previously collabed on the song, “Won’t Back Down,” off Shady’s 2010 album, Recovery. The single peaked at No. 62 on the US Billboard Hot 100. “Revenge” is off Pink’s new album, Beautiful Trauma, which dropped on Oct. 13.
Let this be a lesson, kids. Never be afraid to shoot your shot.
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