When someone cautions against "flipping burgers" like it's a worst-case professional scenario, tell 'em you're just trying to be the next Pink.

In an interview with Food & Wine published yesterday (September 10), the "Perfect" singer said a previous gig working at a fast food joint was hardly the pits, and that earning a paycheck amid Quarter Pounders and strawberry shakes actually made her feel like a superstar.

"It was important to my family that I make my own money," she shared. "I was a drive-through girl at McDonald's. I had a Janet Jackson microphone—I had power."

And power has never been in short supply for the high-flying performer, whose shows double as death-defying routines straight from Cirque du Soleil. Still, she says she's looking forward to the moment when she can slow down for a bit, and enjoy the fruits of her labor...and then some.

"I eat a lot [on tour], because I work out four and a half hours a day: a two-hour show, plus yoga, cardio and a rig check with the flying apparatuses," she shared. "But here's the issue: I don't change my eating when I get home. So everyone always asks me, 'What are you going to do after?' And I say, 'Get really fat and happy.'"

Read the full interview for more on her tastes for cheese and wine, and the story of why she called her mother an ingrate.

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