Pink shows love for Britney Spears with 'sweet' lyric change amid divorce from Sam Asghari

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Pink is showing her support for Britney Spears.

During the Detroit stop of her marathon Summer Carnival Tour on Wednesday night, the pop star tweaked the lyrics of her 2001 single "Don't Let Me Get Me" to honor Spears, who is divorcing Sam Asghari after 14 months of marriage.

"Tired of being compared to sweet Britney Spears," Pink sang, making a slight change to the song's original words. (“Tired of being compared to damn Britney Spears / She’s so pretty, that just ain’t me.”)

In a fan video posted on social media, concertgoers can be heard saying "aww" when Pink sings the new lyric.

Pink has frequently defended Spears in interviews, squashing any rumors of bad blood between the two artists. Following a very public legal battle, Spears was freed from her conservatorship in November 2021 after nearly 14 years. The "Gimme More" singer was placed under the legal arrangement in 2008, which gave her father, Jamie Spears, control over her life and finances.

"People think I was picking on Britney on 'Don't Let Me Get Me,' but I've always felt like a big sister to her," Pink told People magazine earlier this year. "I'm very protective of her, and she's the sweetest person in the world."

Beyoncé, left, Pink and Britney Spears pose together in London in 2004.
Beyoncé, left, Pink and Britney Spears pose together in London in 2004.

Pink expressed a similar sentiment during an appearance on "Watch What Happens Live" in 2021. Speaking to Andy Cohen, she said she wished she "reached out more" to Spears earlier in their careers.

“I felt sad that back then, I didn’t know (about her situation),” Pink said. “I don’t like feeling helpless or powerless, and I can only imagine how she feels. She could’ve used some support. The media tore her apart, the paparazzi are scum. I wish I could’ve reached out and given her a hug.”

Pink and Spears previously starred as Roman gladiators in a 2004 Pepsi commercial alongside Beyoncé. Spears' catalog is currently the basis for Broadway's fairy-tale musical "Once Upon a One More Time." Pink and Beyoncé, meanwhile, are each earning rave reviews for their respective concert tours.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Pink supports 'sweet' Britney Spears amid divorce from Sam Asghari