Ke$ha before the $: See the high school footage unearthed on YouTube

early-keshaSo, this one time, at band camp, Ke$ha was still just young Kesha Sebert—a Tennessee teen who brushed her teeth with ordinary non-alcoholic toothpaste and needed no shift key to type her name.

Clearly, though, she was already rehearsing for a life of destroyed denim and general Tik-Tokery way back in 2001 as a freshman at Franklin High School Band Camp. Watch it after the jump:

Sexyface finger-guns and awkward hip thrusts! Ah, YouTube, you are a cruel mistress. But I’m sure the guy next to her in the tie-dye and felt jester hat is super-stoked to have this moment preserved for posterity.

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Comments (17 total) Add your comment
  • Michael

    How did she ever get famous…?

    • TR

      talentless then talentless now

      • taylor

        You are mean she is way more talented than you are so dont be talkin bout people you dont have any room at all!

  • Ash

    aw she was only a 14 year old goofing around. If anything, this just proves that this slut image she has is just an act

    • Dude

      Just because she didn’t SEEM like one then, doesn’t mean she can’t be one now.

      • #1ke$hafan

        she is not a slut a holes! she was just a kid and she doesnt act like a slut either! but this is funny! lol

    • taylor

      you shouldnt be talkin eather yeah thts what im talkin bout im her cousin and i can proove it i know her full name

      • EmilyJ

        …and so does anyone who reads Wikipedia. Besides, who cares if you’re her cousin? It doesn’t help your case; but I agree they should quit ripping on her. By the way, Ke$ha said in an interview nor her mom or dad have any siblings, so thus she can’t have a cousin.

  • darclyte

    I didn’t recognize her without runny makeup, stripper glitter, and spooge on her chest.

  • alison

    Thank God that my awkward years are not available for viewing on Youtube!

  • Mr. Holloway

    So Ke$sha at 14 = Shaun White. Good to know.

    • Mr. Holloway

      Ke$ha* (And, yes, I died a little inside for correcting my misspelling of her ridiculous name!)

    • Lemon

      S’cuse me? are you ripping on Shaun?

  • Sheree

    I like how she was back then. We see her as a loser, which goes to show everyone has an equal chance of having their dreams real. I love kesha, this is soooo cute :)

  • KE$HA

    dude, hate all you want but she probably makes more money than all you haters.


  • Animal #11

    It’s cute. She wasn’t exactly cool then but look at her now. Everybody goes through awkward phases, and it sucks for her that hers is for viewing to the public, BUT, it inspires people. She can start a party and make people happy and feel good, better than either of us. So, good job Ke$h

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