Pink Recalls Drug Days at McDonald's

By | December 9, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Like a lot of teens, Pink worked at her share of fast-food restaurants. She wasn’t exactly a candidate for employee of the month at any of them, though. In a recent interview with The Associated Press, the singer recalled her days at a McDonald’s outside Philadelphia.

“I was horrible,” said Pink, when asked what kind of worker she was.

“I would open (the restaurant), because I’d be tripping on acid… and I would say, ‘Could I have bathroom duty?’ And I would sit in bathroom and watch the tiles.”

But despite smoking cigarettes at the drive-thru window and doling out free fries to her friends, she says she worked there a year.

She says she also worked at Pizza Hut for a year but lasted at Wendy’s only for an hour and a half – because her boss dared to give her french fry duty. She finagled her way into a break, then asked a friend to call with what would be a prophetic excuse.

“I had my friend call and act like she was my manager, and I had just gotten a record deal at lunch break, and I could never come back because I was gonna be famous,” she said.

Her big break did come a year later, when she was signed to a recording contract. Now a multiplatinum artist with hits including “Get the Party Started,” the 24-year-old’s latest album, “Try This,” was released last month.