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P!nk uses Woman of the Year speech to dis Miley Cyrus

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A musical catfight

P!nk took home a huge honor from Billboard this week, but used her speech to share her opinions about what women should be — and what they shouldn't.

A musical catfight

Billboard crowned P!nk their Woman of the Year, and she seems very humbled they would think of her for such a prestigious award.

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"You don't think, 'Oh yeah, Woman of the Year? P!nk for sure,'" the singer said. "I don't, anyway, but I'm not going to argue with you."

P!nk accepted her award this week at Billboard's Women in Music luncheon in New York City.

"Just the fact that Billboard celebrates women every year is a win for me, it's a win for all of us," she said. "I am so incredibly inspired today by all of you ladies. Janelle, you're incredible. Congratulations. My heart is beating so fast. I suck at this. I remember when I won Female Rock Vocal for Grammys for 'Trouble,' I think it was, I don't know, 10 years ago — and the very next day they dissolved the category. So Billboard, if this speech sucks, please wait one year if you're thinking of not doing this again, so it's not my fault."

Although P!nk happily accepted her award, she also wanted to name some others very deserving of the honor.

"What do you say when someone says, 'Hey! Woman of the Year!' If you're me, you think of all the other people that deserve it more," she explained. "I know this is music, but these are the names that popped into my head. Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, Malala Yousafzai…"

But those weren't the only names she mentioned. She added, "Or Miley Cyrus. If you're high as s*** and you have a thing for tongues."

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Ouch. She added another opinion that very well could have been directed at Cyrus.

"I wish that girls embraced their power and words and value in their youth, and not sell it or barter it and have to buy it back later in life," she explained.

This isn't the first time P!nk has talked about Cyrus. Back in September, she called the fellow singer "tacky."

During the speech, P!nk also said she wants her daughter to grow up in a world where women are celebrated for their originality, and "for women to stop apologizing for those very things that make us women."

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