Pink regrets calling Prince a 'rude f--k' when she was younger: 'I didn't see people coming from good places back then'

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Pink Says She Regrets Calling Prince a 'Rude F**k' During an Argument When She Was 19

Pink's growth as an artist has led her to have new perspective on a past encounter she had with late rock legend Prince.

The 36-year-old singer appeared on Australian morning show Fitzy and Wippa, where she recalled a rather prickly conversation she said she had with Prince when she was 19.

"I asked him to collaborate with me and he asked me if I owned my own master," she said (via Huffington Post), adding that because she didn't, things took a sour turn. "He told me to call him when I did and I told him he was a 'rude f**k.'... Then I went on stage."

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President's award winner Pink arrives at the 63rd annual BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 11: Singer Pink and Carey Hart arrive at the 30th Annual John Wayne Odyssey Ball at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on April 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Unique Nicole/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 11: Singer Pink arrives at the 30th Annual John Wayne Odyssey Ball at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on April 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Unique Nicole/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Singer Pink arrives at the 2nd Annual Unite4:humanity Event at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 19, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Singer Pink (L) and guitarist Justin Derrico perform onstage at the 2nd Annual unite4:humanity presented by ALCATEL ONETOUCH at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Variety)
Carey Hart, left, and Pink arrive at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Pink and Carey Hart at Fertile Action Visionary Lunch for Alecia "P!nk" Moore and Christina Applegate on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Malibu, CA. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Invision/AP)
ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 29: P!nk performs on stage at Honda Center on January 29, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 29: P!nk performs on stage at Honda Center on January 29, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 25: Singer P!nk attends the No Kid Hungry campaign fundraising dinner at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on October 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 29: Pink performs part of her Truth About Love Tour at Honda Center on January 29, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 29: P!nk performs on stage at Honda Center on January 29, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 29: Pink performs part of her Truth About Love Tour at Honda Center on January 29, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 07: P!nk performs at Target Center on January 7, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: (L-R) Singer-songwriter P!nk and motorcycle racer Carey Hart attend the 2013 Billboard Annual Women in Music Event at Capitale on December 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Singer-songwriter P!nk attends the 2013 Billboard Annual Women in Music Event at Capitale on December 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: P!nk attends the 2013 Cyndi Lauper And Friends: Home For The Holidays Concert 2013 at Beacon Theatre on December 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 13: Singer P!nk performs at the Staples Center on October 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 13: (Exclusive Coverage) P!nk performs during 'The Truth About Love' tour opener at US Airways Center on February 13, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 14: Pink performs on stage at Circus Krone on September 14, 2012 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Stefan M. Prager/Redferns via Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 06: P!nk a.k.a Alecia Moore makes special Announcement for her newest project with Covergirl Cosmetics at Shutters On The Beach on August 6, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 06: P!nk a.k.a Alecia Moore makes special Announcement for her newest project with Covergirl Cosmetics at Shutters On The Beach on August 6, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LONDON - MAY 01: Pink performs at the O2 Arena on May 1, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Lupin/Redferns)
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - MARCH 17: Singer Pink performs on stage at the Arena Leipzig on March 17, 2009 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Marco Prosch/Getty Images)
BERLIN - AUGUST 30: US singer P!ink (Pink) performs live during the opening concert of the IFA consumer electronics fair at the ICC Sommergarten Open Air Festival August 30, 2007 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Christian Jakubaszek/Getty Images)
Pink and Carey Hart at Fertile Action Visionary Lunch for Alecia "P!nk" Moore and Christina Applegate on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Malibu, CA. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Invision/AP)
Carey Hart, left, and Pink arrive at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Pink, left, and Carey Hart arrive at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Pink arrives at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Pink and Carey Hart arrive at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Alecia Moore aka Pink arrives at the premiere of "Thanks for Sharing" at the ArcLight Hollywood on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Alecia Moore arrives at the premiere of "Happy Feet Two" at Grauman's Chinese Theater, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles. "Happy Feet Two" will be released in 3D and 2D in select theaters Nov. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Katy Winn)
U.S. pop star, Pink, promotes the launch of her third album, Try This, in London, Tuesday Nov. 4, 2003. Pink was just 18 when her first album, which went platinum, was released in 2000, but it was her second, Missundaztood, which shot her to fame, selling over 12 million copies worldwide following its release in November 2002. (AP Photo/John D McHugh)
US-singer Pink alias Alecia Beth Moore performs on the main stage during the Paleo music open air Festival in Nyon, Switzerland, late Thursday, July 26, 2007. (KEYSTONE/Laurent Gillieron)
U.S. singer Alecia Moore alias Pink performs on stage during the 10th Open Air in Frauenfeld, Switzerland, late Saturday, June 26, 2004. (AP Photo/Keystone, Dorothea Mueller)
This publicity image released by Roadside Attractions shows Josh Gad and Alecia Moore in a scene from "Thanks For Sharing." (AP Photo/Roadside Attractions, Anne Joyce)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 01: Singer Alecia Beth Moore aka Pink attends the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's 'An Evening With Women' at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 1, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 08: Pink (aka Alecia Moore) and her daughter, Willow Sage Hart, as seen on June 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/FilmMagic)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 7: Pink (Alecia Moore) performs on stage at the Rod Laver Arena on 7th of July 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Martin Philbey/Redferns)
TODAY -- Pictured: Alecia Beth Moore (Pink) appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Singer/actress Alecia Beth Moore aka Pink and Actor Robin Williams attend the 'Happy Feet Two' Los Angeles Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 13, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
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"I was 19 at the time," she added, revealing her change of heart. "I didn't see people coming from good places back then."

After Prince died last week at the age of 57, Pink paid tribute to the "Purple Rain" singer on Twitter and Instagram, writing, "The world has lost a lot of sparkle this year :(."

RIP ☔️

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As the world continues to reel from Prince's death, Pink is also set to appear in the upcoming PBS program, Janis: Little Girl Blue -- which looks back on the tragic life of beloved music icon Janis Joplin -- where she reflects on the lonely nature of being a performer.

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