Ke$ha glistens and glows on the cover of ‘Vibe‘ this month, taking to the mag to promote her long awaited new album ‘Warrior‘.
Titled ‘Hip Hop’s Guilty Pleasure‘, her spread boasts a number of ‘clean cut’ shots arriving two months before the December 4th launch of her project, which features contributions from Will.i.Am and Iggy Pop.
Snaps and quotes below…
“The first time someone called me a rapper, I started laughing,” she says. “I was shocked, and thought it was hilarious. But then, Andre 3000 was telling me how he thinks I’m a good rapper. And Wiz, who’s a good friend of mine, thinks I’m a good rapper? Snoop? It’s crazy and funny to me.”
More important to her is that people know she’s a singer: Because of her copious use of Auto-Tune on earlier projects, she was accused of not being able to sing, and she’s toned down the effects. (She’s been absentmindedly singing all day—in the car, in the bathroom, walking down the street—and it sounds great.).”
On the LP’s reflective nature:
“I’ve really just been doing a lot of thinking about life,” Ke$ha says, looking somberly at the stacks of shoeboxes at her feet in the sneaker shop.
“The first record, people tore me a new asshole, and were ****ing steady on my balls, and tried to make me feel like I was such a piece of ****. I did some soul-searching, and realized nothing I’m doing is negative, it’s actually super positive.
You can change peoples’ mood in a three-and-a-half minute song. So why not spread positive energy and be funny? Let [the haters] be miserable. Anyone who wants to have a good time, let’s ****ing do this.”