Yesterday, we learned that Ke$ha‘s latest single “Die Young” was yanked off the airwaves in light of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary which kind of made sense, I guess, even though the song is clearly about rock n’ roll cliches of partying like you might die tomorrow, leaving a beautiful corpse, yadda yadda yadda, I’m putting way too much thought into a Ke$ha song. Anyway, instead of just leaving it at that and going, “ah, well, shitty timing,” Ke$ha is now claiming she was “forced” to sing the lyrics because her songs are usually so full of life lessons like brushing your teeth with Jack Daniels. She’s practically Sesame Street if Sesame Street was a boxy frog woman with John Travolta‘s face. Via a now-deleted tweet:
i understand. I had my very own issue with ‘die young’ for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO.
KE$HA: “Die young?” Nuh uh, no way. I’m not singing this. What if some little kids are senselessly murdered in an elementary school shooting that paralyzes the nation right before Christmas?
PRODUCER: *pulls gun* And what if you’re murdered for not recording this song, making a video of it and performing it in concert for millions of dollars until such an event does happen which we’ll then laugh about because we like it when people get reminded little kids died.
KE$HA: Fine, I’ll do it. You bastards…
PRODUCER: *strokes white cat* MUAHAHAHAHAHA!
Yup, happens all the time.