If you're upset about "Die Young" being played on the radio, don't blame Ke$ha. She didn't even want to sing it!
At least, that's what she's claiming now. Her latest single, which reached as high as No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, has nothing to do with violence or guns, but it's still a sensitive spot after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary last week. Numerous radio stations have since pulled the song, and amidst the backlash, Ke$ha now says she was forced to sing the song. "I had my very own issue with 'Die Young' for this reason," she tweeted last night. "I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and was FORCED to."
While it's possible -- and even likely -- that K$ may have had beef with her label and fellow producers over this track, going on the record about being "forced" may be a bit much. Personally, we think that statement needs a healthy heaping of bitch, please. Ke$ha seemed to think so as well -- she deleted the tweet and replaced it with a more sensible one. "I'm so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected by this tragedy. and I understand why my song is now inappropriate. words cannot express," she wrote (which seems a bit overapologetic, if you ask us).
Dozens of radio stations have pulled the song from rotation since the shooting, leading to the song plummeting from 167 million listeners to 148 million. It's the steepest one-week drop since the Dixie Chicks alienated fans by disparaging George W. Bush back in 2006.
Do you think Ke$ha was forced to sing 'Die Young'?
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