Ke$ha Explains “Forced” Comment About “Die Young” Song

She was too distressed, wasn’t thinking properly, pop star says in new statement

Ke$ha must have stepped on some toes to backtrack like this. The other day, her latest single, “Die Young,” was pulled off radio because it was deemed rather inappropriate after the Newtown, Connecticut shooting.

She took to Twitter to apologize for it and, at the same time, blame her record label for “forcing” her to sing it with that particular chorus.

Now, she’s backtracking, saying she was too upset to be thinking clearly at the time she said those things.

“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,” Ke$ha writes on her official webpage.

“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,” the pop star adds.

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