UPDATE: IT WAS A THROAT LOZENGE.
It was a throat lozenge— P!nk (@Pink) February 5, 2018
Pink performed a wonderful national anthem despite dealing with flu-like symptoms, but the most memorable thing from her performance was her dumping something — gum? a throat lozenge? — from her mouth onto the ground. It was like, “OK, I gotta get rid of this now. The ground’s right there. That’s the jig.”
If you’ve never sung a NATIONAL ANTHEM BEFORE THE SUPER BOWL, you just wouldn’t understand.
Everyone noticed, and everyone loved it.
Pink dropping her gum on the Super Bowl field is hard as hell.— Philip Bump (@pbump) February 4, 2018
Please let me be the only person who tweets about Pink spitting her gum out. #SuperBowl— Todd Barry (@toddbarry) February 4, 2018
What did I tell you about gum in class, Pink?— McNeil (@Reflog_18) February 4, 2018
Did I just see Pink remove her Gum to sing the national anthem of the USA what a woman!!!!!!— Noel Hunt (@Noelhunt20) February 4, 2018
I loved Pink already and then she slipped her gum out right before singing the national anthem and I loved her even more— Carly Lane (@carlylane) February 4, 2018
And there was one joke that just made too much sense.
oh my god that gum Pink just took out of her mouth is going to win MVP— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) February 4, 2018
Yes, it was probably not gum.
In #GumGate: Pink has the flu. Guessing she was taking out a throat lozenge, not gum. Regardless, awesome anthem.— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) February 4, 2018
Shoutout to Pink, and honestly, yeah. Let’s make it the MVP. Why the hell not.