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Ke$ha apologizes for 'Die Young' on Twitter

When word broke that Ke$ha’s single “Die Young” was disappearing from radio stations in light of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy, a lot of eyebrows were raised — including Ke$ha’s own glitter-stewn eyebrows.

The Warrior singer took to her Twitter to offer an explanation and her condolences regarding the hit song’s lyrics, which many are attributing to its drop in radio play. (Billboard reports that the single fell 11% this week, sliding from No. 1 to No. 2 on the pop chart.)

“I understand,” Ke$ha wrote in a tweet that, alas, was later taken down. “I had my very own issue with ‘die young’ for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO.”

It’s an interesting apology, given that most people acknowledge that the song’s message advocates hedonism and living life to the fullest, not violence or homicide. She also wasn’t quite clear about who forced her to sing the lyrics or how they did so; the song’s writing credits include Ke$ha herself, as well as fun.’s Nate Ruess and producers Dr. Luke, Cirkut, and Benny Blanco. But perhaps that’s why the tweet was ultimately taken down.

“I’m so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected by this tragedy,” she added in a second tweet, which still remains. “And I understand why my song is now inappropriate. words cannot express.”


Ke$ha's 'Die Young' takes steep drop on radio after Newtown


After the massacre in Newtown, Conn., last Friday, some radio stations across the country have pulled Ke$ha’s “Die Young” single from rotation, TMZ reports.

The Warrior song was the No. 3 single on the Billboard Hot 100 at the time of the tragic shooting, but it looks like the track is now plummeting from the charts. On Saturday, TMZ reports, airplay had dropped by 3 million listeners, and by Monday, that figure had fallen even further to about 148 million listeners — a 19 million drop from before the tragedy.

The last time a song or artist dropped this steeply? When the Dixie Chicks got themselves banned from country radio for dissing President Bush.

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“It’s Iggy Pop!”

That’s the first thing Ke$ha says on “Dirty Love,” her newly leaked duet with the storied Stooge. And she’s not wrong: Iggy cuts loose on the breezy little rave-up, throwing up jokey lines like “Cockroaches do it in garbage cans… Santorum did it in a V-neck sweater.” Between this and Dan Savage, the poor Pennsylvanian who hasn’t held office in five years just can’t catch a break!

Of course, there’s even more frivolity going on in the song. Take in Ke$ha’s empty calories with the video below:


Ke$ha busts out stripped down version of 'Die Young': Hear it here


The big secret about Ke$ha is that, despite her potty mouth and all glitter everything, she’s actually an accomplished musician. Remember her Bob Dylan cover that was way, way better than it had any right to be?

So it shouldn’t be surprising that the just-released “deconstructed” version of Ke$ha’s current top 10 single “Die Young” is actually kind of lovely and sweet. Buoyed by little more than some organ hums and her surprising vulnerability, Ke$ha drives home the fact that “Die Young” is driven not by gimmicks but by melody. Give it a listen below.


Ke$ha's cult sips the Kool-Aid in 'Die Young' video: Watch it here

No ghosts get sexed up in it (or at least we don’t think), but Ke$ha’s new “Die Young” video has plenty of other silly diversions for you.

The clip for her latest Warrior single is a messy-good peek into the strange world Ke$ha inhabits — a scantily clad, animalistic, almost occult club similar to the one from Eyes Wide Shut, but with Forever 21 employees instead of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.

Or something! Check it out yourself in the video below and then head to the comments to show us on the doll where Ke$ha touched you:


How Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift are causing a seismic shift in the music industry

The biggest debut of 2012 doesn’t belong to a glossy pop act like One Direction or Justin Bieber.

Sure, those boys have hordes of teenage girls ready to download their music at the drop of a tweet, but they’ve got nothing on the scruffy gents of Mumford & Sons, whose new disc, Babel sold 600,000 copies in its first seven days. (The next-best opening? Bieber’s Believe, with 374,000 in week 1.)

Babel‘s success (it has now led the chart for three weeks and sold 865,000 copies total) is indicative of a larger shift within the music industry. As pop music morphs into a glow-stick dance party, country acts have adopted the traditional pop sound. That leaves Mumford and the burgeoning Americana and folk genres (think acoustic guitars, banjos, and innumerable fitted tweed vests) to fill the country void. Did you get all that? Allow us to break it down. READ FULL STORY

Ke$ha: I had sex with a ghost

Ke$ha has announced that she has had illicit relations with a ghost. Just like on TV! (See: American Horror Story, Grey’s Anatomy, etc.)

In an interview with Ryan Seacrest on KIIS FM, the singer revealed that her song “Supernatural” is “about experiences with the supernatural, but in a sexy way. I had a couple of experiences with the supernatural.”

So, did Ke$ha make a man out of Casper? She’ll never tell! Because, well, she can’t. “I don’t know his name,” she admits. “He was a ghost! I’m very open to it.”

“There are so many weird topics on this record, from having sexy time with a ghost to getting hypnotized and going into past lives,” she said of her upcoming album Warrior, which comes out Dec. 4 and will include appearances from Iggy Pop, Wayne Coyne, and Patrick Carney. “I just really wanted the theme of this record to be the magic of life.”


Ke$ha loses inhibitions on new single 'Die Young': Hear it here


Don’t say Ke$ha doesn’t know how to party like a warrior (though one with a short lifespan).

The dance-floor animal just released the new single from her upcoming second album Warrior, and it has all the pop swag of a high-school girl sneaking a bottle of Smirnoff Ice into prom. “Lookin’ for some trouble tonight,” Ke$ha warns on the thumping, remix-bound track that encourages listeners to dance their way to their graves.

And you just might. Let the official lyric video below liven up your day:


Ke$ha announces title, release date of new album

Ke$ha has tweeted the title and release date for her upcoming album.

The “Blow” singer will follow up her debut album Animal and her EP Cannibal with Warrior. The new album will be released on Dec. 4, just in time for Christmas. She also tweeted the release date of the first single “Die Young,” which will be out on Sept. 25.

The album was originally expected to be released at the end of 2011, but was ultimately pushed back so that she could work on it further. Ke$ha told the Calgary Herald last year that she hopes it will “reinvent pop music,” and has said that the album will have more of a rock feel.

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Someone made a Beatles/Ke$ha mashup, and it's surprisingly good

“Ke$ha” and “The Beatles” don’t really belong in the same sentence, unless that sentence is the one I just wrote. But like Miley Cyrus and Biggie or Christina Aguilera and The Strokes, these two vastly different artists can be two great tastes that taste great together — provided an ace mashup artist is pulling the strings.

All of which is a long-winded way of saying that yes, someone named doctordude combined “Tik Tok” with “Come Together,” and yes, the result works much better than you thought it would. (At least, until the dollar-signed-one’s vocals come in.) Hear for yourself:


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