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Pink says she wasn't cringing at Christina Aguilera's Whitney Houston tribute at the AMAs

There was no shade thrown.

Pink arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles.
Pink arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles.Read moreJordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Doylestown native Pink says her years-old beef with Christina Aguilera is still over, despite what some may have interpreted as a shady moment at this year's American Music Awards.

At the ceremony, Aguilera performed an emotional tribute to the late Whitney Houston. Pink didn't look impressed, giving what appeared to be a confused grimace during Aguilera's act.

Some viewers assumed Pink's reaction was  negative and believed it was rooted in the pair's highly publicized feud, which dates to 2001, according to Rolling Stone. The animosity  stemmed from a disagreement while working on "Lady Marmalade," and intensified after Aguilera used prolific Pink collaborator Linda Perry as a producer and songwriter for the track "Beautiful."

Pink refuted the claim that she disliked Aguilera's performance, tweeting that she was emotional over the tribute, which included renditions of Houston's "I Have Nothing," "I'm Every Woman," and "I Will Always Love You."

"Christina [expletive] killed it tonight for one of our favorite singers ever," Pink tweeted. "This is about Whitney, and I am in awe of Christina's talent. Show the clip where I'm in tears, you negative Nancy's [sic]."

As Pink told People in October, the pair settled their differences after some time apart. Last year, they even worked together on The Voice.

"We became moms. We grew up. We hugged it out. It's that simple," Pink told People. "I feel so good about that"

Aguilera didn't seem  concerned with the online uproar over Pink's response to her performance. She posted a video to Twitter thanking the Houston family for letting her have "the time of my life."

Pink also performed at the  AMAs on Sunday, doing her signature acrobatics while singing new single "Beautiful Trauma."

Philadelphians will get a chance to see Pink live when she returns to her old stomping grounds for a show at the Wells Fargo Center on April 13.