Pink and Eminem reunite. The “Won’t Back Down” duo is at it again, this time seeking “Revenge” from exes with a pop-rap collaboration off the singer’s new album Beautiful Trauma.
Over the Max Martin production, Pink delivers some rhymes of her own, before harmonizing about a vengeful plan. “We could take revenge together,” she sings. “Revenge is sweet.”
Afterwards, Slim Shady pops up with a verse about an ex who wakes up at 8 p.m. to hit the ATM in his Mercedes-Benz with all her lady friends. “Fuck trying to make amends,” he rhymes. “I’d rather take revenge.”
Pink says the song was the result of liquid courage. “Max [Martin] and I started making [‘Revenge’], and I wrote this rap,” she told EW. “We were drinking a lot of wine, and then I went home and I thought more wine would be a good idea. I emailed [Eminem]. 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.'”
Four days later, the finished song was in her inbox. “I emailed him again,” she said. “I was like, ‘This is the best thing I’ve ever heard! I want to tackle you and rub your face in the dirt!’ He just wrote back and was like, ‘Okay.'”
“Revenge” follows the duo’s past collaborations, including 2010’s “Won’t Back Down” and 2012’s “Here Comes the Weekend.”
Beautiful Trauma, Pink’s first album since 2012’s The Truth About Love, is available now. Meanwhile, Eminem’s next album is expected to arrive Nov. 17.