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?”