Ke$ha Responds To Radio Pull Of Her Hit ‘Die Young’

Published: Tuesday 18th Dec 2012 by Rashad

‘Tik Tok’ hitmaker Ke$ha wasted very little time responding to reports her hit song ‘Die Young’ was yanked from radio air due to insensitivity to the recent Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy of Newton, Connecticut.

As stories of the song’s removal from radio ran atop headlines, Ke$ha ran to Twitter to offer an explanation of the song’s origin that may have incited a new set of headlines of its own:

Ke$ha originally took to Twitter to say:

“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.”

Without offering explanation about who forced her, the tweet was quickly removed and replaced with:

PR redo 101.  For, without question, the masses would want to know who (or what) forced Ke$ha to sing those lyrics. Lyrics to a song, mind you, she claims to have written.  Either way, despite public opinion being torn on whether the song deserved to be ripped from radio considering its arrival pre-incident, we still give Ke$ha thumbs up for being a good sport about the issue.

Your thoughts?

Posted under:

Comments 53

Please Post Your Comments & Reviews

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. J. Vryheid December 18, 2012

    Kudos for Kesha for being a good sport!

    • PSA (FAF) December 19, 2012

      So did she not write it … ?

      • AmbeRussell December 20, 2012

        just bc she didnt write the chorus doesnt mean she didnt write the verses. many demos have choruses made already with them and working titles for artists to work around

  2. RoyalKev December 18, 2012

    I must say that this was very classy of Ke$ha. I’m sitting here wondering was she being “Lauryn Hill forced” to compromise herself or did she just have creative differences and the majority ruled. I wish she could elaborate.

    • Jer December 19, 2012


      • Katy Madison February 22, 2013

        Is this supposed to actually mean something, or do you just have turrets?…just wondering…

    • mobwife: mentally ill my arsh he made a life choice December 19, 2012

      Great comment but we know she cannot be “L-Boogie typed forced” as KeSha’s condition – within the culture and the music industry – is completely different!

      • PSA (FAF) December 19, 2012

        Lauryn was not saying she was forced to sing/write.. she said she was forced to compromise spending time w/ her family & kids b/c she had performances & promotions to do …

  3. Monstarebel December 18, 2012

    Kesha should not feel bad about her song regarding this horrible tragedy…her song has nothing to do with the shooting but I Do understand the reasoning of why it got pulled from radio…. R.I.P to all those who lost their lives I’ll keep you & your family in my prayers xoxo

  4. Monstarebel December 18, 2012

    But the whole being forced thing is crazy Kesha definitely needs to have more say so in her projects in that case

  5. solange noals December 18, 2012

    yeah she’s being classy about it and handling well but I really don’t see the correlation between her song & the sandy hook shootings and don’t see why it should have to be pulled from the radio. whatever I guess.

  6. MaZ December 18, 2012

    Ask the illuminatis…they will tell ya!

    • Common Sense December 18, 2012

      Read a book and educate yourself. Illuminati, really? Next you’ll tell me Santa is coming to town.

      • Clearly not here for it December 19, 2012

        you need to shut the f*** up dummy

    • mobwife: mentally ill my arsh he made a life choice December 19, 2012

      They voted you down but the POWERS THAT BE who control it all are real regardless of the name ppl give them! That power structure is strong, ruthless, and diabolical. They can remove music from rotation, videos from video stations and completely erase the presence of any artists or actor from the landscape anytime they feel compelled to do so. They are behind all of the negative, ridiculous press you read, see, and hear. They are responsible for supressing negative information and only promoting positive information about those acts – singers, directors, actors etc. – they support! ….sh*t is real folks believe it or not….

      • IQ December 19, 2012

        They don’t call themselves illuminati anymore
        They call themselves “globalists”
        It’s the people who run the government, start all the wars
        control all the money.
        They use music as a form of mind control

  7. Diamonds (BEYONCE’S WEAVE) December 18, 2012

    KE$HA should fire her PR immediately. You were forced? really? I mean come on who would believe that rubbish when your name is on the credits. Come up with a new excuse instead of this rubbish. Now you’ll be giving ammunition to illuminati obsessed conspiracy Looney’s to spill their rubbish about how they know it all with the second hand unverified, unreliable information they’ve read up on the internet.

    • IQ December 19, 2012

      That was her pact
      when she agreed to join them in return for being successful
      she had to agree to make one of their demonic recordings.
      One record that would promote evil and death.

  8. jahlal December 18, 2012

    america is so sensitive, 4REAL!



    • Elite Navy S***(Rihanna Navy)S***!!! December 19, 2012


      • IQ December 19, 2012

        Have you seen the video Jahlal?
        In the video, kesha arrives at a satanic s** orgy, in a herse
        with evil engraved in letters on the side.
        It’s a satanic video

  9. ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ December 18, 2012

    “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.”

    What type of Illuminati tease, Ke$ha? Who is forcing you? Girl, I don’t even believe in that Illuminati fake s*** but gurl…

    • IQ December 19, 2012

      She changed the words of her tweet
      because she was threatened by them

  10. Rih4lyphe December 18, 2012

    This is just bad timing. Its a good song and it is unfortunate that it reminds people of the tragedy.

  11. Peter G December 19, 2012

    If it was Nicki Minaj we would’ve already heard the black rapper excuse! But obviously management are telling Ke$ha what to write, bet she was hella pissed when her song got pulled, looking for that bottle of J to deal with the stress of no radio promotion!

    • DeezNutz December 19, 2012

      TF Nicki Minaj got to do with anything?!

      • Peter G December 19, 2012

        Nothing but if this happened to her you know she would’ve been shouting racist!

      • PSA (FAF) December 19, 2012

        Shut the f*** up . Nicki would never write that s*** !

      • Peter G December 19, 2012

        Die Young and Pound The Alarm, what are the differences?

  12. Jer December 19, 2012

    Grrrrrl get a morherfucking backbone. Her song nor any songs had anything to do with that shooting, and other shooting, and did not make, cause, or perpetuate someone’s mental illness NOR WILL IT. Please f****** let it go. I cant. Trying to act like a damn pop song about getting messy in the club is insensitive. B**** motherfucking please. Of all things to be offended about. These prople nees to get their motherfucking life ASAP. If you think a lunatic shooting dozens of children is similar to Keshas trashy ass singing about being slutty and getting sloshed then we really DO need to talk about mental illness in this country. Its all cool and ok one minute but as soon as something REAL happens people are all up in arms like they give a s*** suddenly. And Kesha is onviously a dumb c*** appologizing when should have counted it as a blessing that tired ass song is offiially dead so her new aingle “C’Mon” can shine now. These people all riled up will get quiet next month like they always so. kony2012, Earthquake in Haiti, Casey Anthony, Occupy Wallstreet, nobody gives two shits bout any of that like Americans always do. Gurl motherfucking bye

    • jahlal December 19, 2012


    • mobwife: mentally ill my arsh he made a life choice December 19, 2012

      Don’t make me KISS YOU through the screen! LOL 🙂
      American’s are such hypocrites but the English & others aren’t too far behind! MASS MURDERERS are always dismissed in America as being MENTALLY ILL! Mass Murderers tend to have one thing in common…I’ll wait while you ponder what that key component happens to be! Adam Lanza was a highly funcioning person with Autism. Murdering innocent ppl is not a product of that conditions and the scores of folks who live with Autism should not be stigmatized because the American Conservatives who favor relaxed gun laws and the cowardly Liberals who are to weak to stand up to the gun enthusiasts, won’t simply allow certain ppl to be declared the criminals and mass murderers that they are:

      1) Adam Lanza = mass murderer of 20 children and 6 adults declared AUTOMATICALLY INSANE.Oh yeah they had to mention he took college courses at age 16 (SO WHAT?)
      2) James Holmes = mass muderer of 12 children & adults, who shoot 53 innocent movie goers, declared AUTOMATICALLY INSANE. Oh yeah they had to mention he was a PHD student (SO WHAT?)
      3) Wade Michael Page = mass muderer walked into Sikh Temple in suburban Milwaukee shot 12 and killed 6 during a pray service, declared AUTOMATICALLY INSANE. Oh yeah they had to mention his was a decorated Army Vet (SO WHAT?)
      4) John Wayne Gacy = mass muderer of countless teenage boys and young men in their early 20s. He lured, sodomized, killed, and dismembered them then place their remains in a crawlspace under his home, declared AUOMATICALLY INSANE. Oh yeah they had to mention that he was a highly intellegent man, a gifted painter & a community leader who did ride alongs with the cops for safety partrol (SO WHAT?).
      5) Anders Behring Breivik, = mass murderer that killed 80 people in Norway last year, declared AUTOMATICALLY INSANE. Oh yeah they had to mention he was college educated and had a very high IQ (SO WHAT?)

      **I could go on! 0_o


  13. Love on top December 19, 2012

    You people are dumb! When she says Forced I think she mainly means the first single had to be Dance/pop Cus she said she is doing other genres and the album will be c*** pop (look it up) I think her label didn’t wanna take chances

    • Lana Del Slay December 19, 2012

      No fool. She said I did not want to sing THOSE LYRICS, i was forced to.
      Every song on that album is Dance pop so her label could have gone with a million singles if that’s what she meant. She literally said she was forced to sing about dying young.

  14. Shaquinisha-Rose December 19, 2012

    These shootings were an absolute atrocity, and Kesha is extremely classy for reacting the way she did BUT I find it perplexing that a song can/will be pulled from radio but guns and ammunition are still left on the shelves for anyone to buy…RIP

    • mobwife: mentally ill my arsh he made a life choice December 19, 2012


  15. WhoNeedsADegreeWhenYourShadingLife December 19, 2012

    What do you mean you wonder why she wrote those lyrics? The song is about partying and living you life because tomorrow isn’t granted I get it. I guess I can kind of understand because a kid could interpret the song wrong but America is just so sensitive to the wrong stuff and not sensitive enough to other things that need it. It’s so backwards.

  16. Spanish R&B Lover December 19, 2012

    Oh, please, stop being so childish, you US people. Songs do not make people kill people. Guns do. Stop selling and buying guns everywhere and these things won’t happen anymore.

    You ban s** or bad words everywhere, but let violence be everywhere (cinema, tv). Stop this “cold war” within your frontiers or you will have these episodes happen every now and then. No other country suffers this.

    I am sorry for the victims and their families. You were just not protected enough by your government(s) weapons policy.

    • IQ December 19, 2012

      Songs are used to brainwash susceptible people

  17. the real xoxo December 19, 2012

    Ugh this is so Politically Correct!
    The song was garbage anyway.

    • mobwife: mentally ill my arsh he made a life choice December 19, 2012

      LOL this… 🙂

  18. Thinking December 19, 2012

    People are missing the point. Nobody said it’s her fault that lunatic did what he did, but radio are pulling it just in case anyone hears the lyrics and is reminded of it. Plus, when she says she was forced to do it, I think that might have been her realizing after the song was done that it may give people some pause, because of all the teen suicides.

    It’s almost like when any movies to do with planes crashes were pulled after 9/11, it’s just a precaution to make sure people’s feelings don’t get hurt or the content doesn’t turn people off.

    She’s really gained my respect for responding so professionally.

  19. Viciousss December 19, 2012

    Whatever she’s talking about the song being pulled makes sense, common sense.

    You think anyone in that town right now wants to flip on the radio and hear “Live like we’re gonna die young” ? You think anyone attending a funeral with a small coffin wants to hear it?

    I like the song, it’s an exaggeration off the idea of enjoying your life, bit there’s times no ones in the mood for it. Ask the people who were shot up during the Batman movie if they’re watching violent films right now.

    We couldn’t ban guns tomorrow even if we started working on it right now, but we can try to be sensitive and have some respect for parents burying 6 yr olds.

  20. UMo December 19, 2012

    Meh. Well at least something good came out of this horrific tragedy, it got that awful song off the radio.

  21. Bran bran December 19, 2012


  22. Sierra December 19, 2012

    ^^ I understand the reason why the song was pulled because of the lyrical content even boo boo the fool can see that. it has nothing to do with the meaning of the song. Alot of families are hurting right now and its giving respect to the grieving.

    Plus not all radio stations are not playing her track cause 103.5 was playing it faithfully so anywho.

  23. PSA (FAF) December 19, 2012


  24. mobwife: mentally ill my arsh he made a life choice December 19, 2012

    Didn’t like the song. Don’t like Ke$ha but this blaming artists for events not within their control is really getting sickening. And what about the many other songs by favored artists like the Rolling Stones, Billy Joel and others who have sang about death. Lets make sure will pull all music and movies depicting violence if that’s case.

  25. IQ December 19, 2012

    Don’t forget
    Beyonce also has a song called “Rather Die Young”

  26. MISHKA December 19, 2012

    I like that song a lot.

    However after seeing her live performances and now what she tweeted, it’s safe to believe that she actually HATED saying those lines. Good for her for speaking her mind.

Recommended Posts
.. **