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Ke$ha Confesses She Wasn’t ‘Forced’ To Sing ‘Die Young’

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Pop singer Ke$ha has confessed she wasn’t forced to sing her hit song “Die Young” despite recent claims to the contrary, according to Cinema Blend.

It’s been a weird week for Ke$ha. After her single “Die Young” was pulled from radio playlists in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting, the singer made a very peculiar announcement on Twitter.

“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,” she said in response to recent comments about her song. This post was soon deleted.

However, it didn’t take long for websites to start reporting that the singer had been forced against her will to perform the tune. According to MTV News, Ke$ha attempted to explain the whole situation on her official website.

This is what she had to say:

“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.”

After last week’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, radio stations began to pull Ke$ha’s song “Die Young” from playlists. WDAQ-FM, which is located near Newtown, is one of the companies that will no long spin the tune.

“Even though it’s a fun pop-dance record about seizing the moment, all people are going to hear right now is those two words in the title,” station manager Rich Minor explained to Billboard.

What do you think about Ke$ha’s comments? Are you surprised she really wasn’t forced to sing “Die Young?”

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18 Responses to “Ke$ha Confesses She Wasn’t ‘Forced’ To Sing ‘Die Young’”

  1. Theresa Mitchell

    According to, she's got co-writing credit for the song. So no, I do NOT believe that she was "forced" to sing lyrics that she's partially responsible for having created.

  2. Kyle Smith

    Why is she taking heat in the first place? This song was written long before the massacre. I don't care for Ke$ha, but who cares about lyrics? Not me. My home was destroyed by a tornado, but you don't see me whining about Garth Brooks' 'The Thunder Rolls.'

  3. Sara Gwinn

    why is she getting so much heat from that song what about the song "if I die young" by the band perry? kesha is more of hey live life to the fullest YOLO shit and the other one is actually about a young person dieing O_o.

  4. Anonymous

    freedom of speach and that song was written before last friday people give it a break don't villianise a person for something that happened after the fact.

  5. Greg Sullivan

    Guess we need to pull a few songs that mention "Only the good die young" in the lyrics.. I know there's a few Country songs that have it.

  6. Dan Meaney

    what great songs do you have out in the media thats making you millions???? I assume ZERO. Maybe YOU sir are the one with NO talent

  7. Jake Gerstein

    I don't think it makes sense to pull it off the radio. The song is so clearly unrelated to violence and anything like it. It's just a metaphor to keep in mind that we don't live forever and we shouldn't waste our time. It has nothing to do with hurting another person.

  8. Andi Davis

    I bet she is also "forced" to be a dirty, no-talent hack. It isn't even music. It's a half naked girl talking over crappy dance music.

  9. Lee Myszak

    Although young people put stock in the opinions of other young people especially young "celebrities" their intellignce level is no higher than that of their fans. Anything to get your name in the news as long as it is spelled correctly.

  10. Anonymous

    Guess they need to stop playing the Who's "Hope I die before I get old" too.

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