Controversial singer Ke$ha recently said she was “forced” to sing the lyrics to “Die Young,” according to I’m Not Obsessed.
The pop star found herself in the media spotlight once again after radio stations began pulling her song “Die Young” from playlists after the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Ke$ha was quick to apologize to anyone who was offended by the song.
“I’m so so so sorry for anyone who has been affected by this tragedy. I understand why my song is now inappropriate. Words cannot express,” the singer said on Twitter.
According to US Weekly, Ke$ha said she took issue with the song as well. In fact, she didn’t want to sing the lyrics at all.
“I understand. I had my very own issue with ‘Die Young’ for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO,” the singer posted on the micro-blogging site. However, the tweet has since been deleted.
The New York Daily News reports that radio stations continue to pull the song from playlists. A CBS Radio spokesperson told the website that “Die Young” had been removed from rotation until further notice. The rep didn’t specify when it might return.
Edison Media Research’s Sean Ross said the song’s fall from grace was nothing short of staggering.
“For a song that just went to No. 1 with considerable momentum, it was sharply down,” he said.
The Inquisitr previously reported that Ke$ha wasn’t the only artist to find their songs suddenly becoming a lightning rod for controversy. Foster the People’s single “Pumped Up Kicks” was also yanked from radio playlists due to its lyrical content.
The song’s chorus goes:
“All the other kids with the pumped up kicks / You better run, better run, outrun my gun / All the other kids with the pumped up kicks / You better run, better run, faster than my bullet.”
As of this writing, the band has yet to comment on the song’s removal.
Are you a fan of Ke$ha? Do you think the singer was “forced” to sing “Die Young?”