Jim Farber of the New York Daily News spoke with Pink about the new rock- and blues-tinged pop sound that has emerged with the singer’s new album. Pink says Arista head L.A. Reid was not a fan of the new direction, “He said I was abandoning my fans and that there’s no way” he would release ‘Missundaztood’. But Pink won him over saying, “I know it p–sed him off when I said, ‘You’re living in fear.’ I said, ‘You’re fu**ing scared.’ He said ‘I’m not scared. I released “Outkast.”‘ He kept bringing up that I said he was scared. He thought about it and eventually said ‘You’re right. You’re an artist. Go ahead.'” The full article at The New York Daily News reports has since been removed or relocated.