Ke$ha has been in a battle over her hit song, ‘Die Young’ and whether or not she was forced to sing it! Now the pop star has taken to her official website to clear the air!
Ke$ha took to her official website on Dec. 20 to make sure everyone was aware what she really feels about her comments relating to being forced to sing her mega-hit “Die Young”. She wrote, “After such a tragic event I was feeling a lot of emotion and sadness when I said I was forced to sing some of the lyrics to Die Young. Forced is not the right word. I did have some concerns about the phrase “die young” in the chorus when we were writing the lyrics especially because so many of my fans are young and that’s one reason why I wrote so many versions of this song. But the point of the song is the importance of living every day to the fullest and staying young at heart, and these are things I truly believe.”
As we all know, her song, with the lyrics, ”Let’s make the most of the night like we’re gonna die young. We’re gonna die young,” has been pulled from radio stations after the horrifying events perpetrated by Adam Lanza, 20, when he killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Ke$ha was quick to tweet on Dec. 14, the day of the horrific shooting, “my heart goes out deeply to the people of Newtown, Connecticut.”
But she also tweeted and then deleted on December 19, “I had my very own issues with “die young” for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO.”
The reason for that outburst, a source close to the pop singer told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY, was that the pop star was feeling as though she was being attacked for something she shouldn’t be, telling close friends, “Now does Billy Joel have to take off his songs from the radio!” She was obviously referencing his song, “Only The Good Die Young,” after her hit song has been removed from radio in light of the tragedy. The source added, “She realized that what she wrote on Twitter was not right, but she feels she is being attacked over something she didn’t do, and that is be in any way a part of the tragedy!” She had even recently tweeted, “I’m so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected by this tragedy.and I understand why my song is now inappropriate. words cannot express.”
And when Ke$ha bashed her song solely for what our sources say is an attempt at “doing damage control because usually she doesn’t give a sh*t with controversy, but the song not being on the radio or being played is affecting her pocketbook. So she was being pissy that people are thinking the song glorifies the massacre.” Now things have changed again with her statement on her website, which hopefully will be her last statement on the ordeal.
So HollywoodLifers, what do you believe Ke$ha actually feels? Sound off below!
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