The story of ‘Blow’ beauty Ke$ha‘s latest hit ‘Die Young’ being yanked from radio has certainly been blown to new proportions over the last few days. As the story of its initial dismissal from radio (in response to the Sandy Hook tragedy) cooled, the singer reignited interest in it as she took to Twitter claiming she was “forced” to sing its negative lyrics.
Then, her mom also took to the same medium to corroborate her story. Despite a swift retraction, fans were later confused when videos surfaced of Ke$ha bragging about the song – one that sees her as the primary contributor to its lyrics.
Now, with hopes of leaving the incident in the past, the ‘Tik Tok’ trier took to her official website today to lift a letter clarifying what she meant when she used the word “forced”…
“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. “