Last Friday Ke$ha’s new song “Die Young” reached 167 million listeners nationwide, according to TMZ via Mediabse, a company that tracks radio airplay. However, following the tragic events that unfolded in Newtown that same day, radio stations across the country began pulling the song off the air, and by Monday the song had lost nineteen million listeners.
And now, to add more controversy to an already controversial song, Ke$ha is saying she was “forced” to sing Die Young and never wanted any part of it.
“I had my very own issues with “die young” for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO,” Ke$ha confessed via Twitter yesterday.
This admission comes in the wake of Ke$ha being bashed on Twitter over the lyrics of the song after the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. The song lyrics include lines such as; “Let’s make the most of the night like we’re gonna die young. We’re gonna die young. We’re gonna die young.”
Ke$ha, who is listed as a co-writer on Die Young, did not say how she was forced to sing the lyrics.
In fact, there is now speculation on whether or not Ke$ha is lying as just weeks ago, she bragged about writing the song.
Yes, during an appearance on 95.5 WPLJ in New York back in November, she took full credit for writing the song, stating: “I definitely make sure that every word rings true to me because I would never want to misrepresent myself to millions of people around the world … I wrote and wrote and rewrote that song ten times.”
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