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Ke$ha Releases Statement Regarding "Die...

Posted by: Joe DeAndrea (12/20/12)
After radio stations decided to pull Ke$ha's "Die Young" from rotation following the recent tragedy in Newtown, CT, she responded with a string of tweets that she has since cleared up in a statement on her website.
MessageAfter 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.
 
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01:38 PM on 12/20/12
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Absurd that she even needed to make any sort of
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01:41 PM on 12/20/12
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Woops.
01:42 PM on 12/20/12
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Yea, I think even people that don't like Kesha can admit there's no need to apologize for "Die Young" because of the shooting. No one could predict that.
01:42 PM on 12/20/12
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Absurd that she even needed to make any sort of
statement.
She had to make a statement because she opened her mouth on twitter, and now has to roll back what she originally said:

"I had my very own issue with 'die young' for this reason," she wrote on Twitter on Tuesday evening. "I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO."

She should have STFU from the start.
01:44 PM on 12/20/12
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Reminds me a little bit of Machine Head in 2001, having their video pulled for "Crashing Around You" because of 9/11. And yes, Kesha to Machine Head.
01:45 PM on 12/20/12
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01:45 PM on 12/20/12
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I honestly doubt she really had any reservations about it before the tragedy. The song is completely innocuous.
01:47 PM on 12/20/12
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The statement was fine. Music is still terrible. Next.
01:50 PM on 12/20/12
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The statement was fine. Music is still terrible. Next.
What's wrong with the tweet? Well, two ways to look at it: 1) she had to correct herself completely in a second statement, therefore she found something wrong with it, or 2) she was right the first time and admitted she was FORCED to sing a song she didn't want to sing ... which has its own implications.
01:50 PM on 12/20/12
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neither statement seemed particularly controversial. maybe for her management, but not for the public.
01:50 PM on 12/20/12
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love her, but she did such a dumb thing regarding this.
01:52 PM on 12/20/12
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That backpedal.
01:54 PM on 12/20/12
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Tough song to stomach either way. Poorly handled
01:58 PM on 12/20/12
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What, no one is demanding a statement from them!?
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