Kesha: “The Music Industry Has Set Unrealistic Expectations For What A Body Is Supposed To Look Like”

Published: Friday 11th Jul 2014 by David


Backstabber’ singer Kesha has spoken out against the music industry’s standards of beauty today, doing so in a piece penned for ‘Elle’ magazine following her stint in rehab.

Revealing that she felt unable to control her eating disorder with Pop’s spotlight on both she and her music, the singer took to the magazine as part of her return to the scene, calling on the entertainment industry to do away with unrealistic body ideals.

Her words below…

She writes:

Sure, I’ve written songs about partying, but my dirty little secret is that I’m actually incredibly responsible.I take my music and career very seriously, and certainly didn’t land in this situation from partying. But I was cut off from the outside world and I imagined people making up stories at a time when what I really needed was support.

The music industry has set unrealistic expectations for what a body is supposed to look like, and I started becoming overly critical of my own body because of that.I felt like people were always lurking, trying to take pictures of me with the intention of putting them up online or printing them in magazines and making me look terrible.

I felt like a liar, telling people to love themselves as they are, while I was being hateful to myself and really hurting my body. I wanted to control things that weren’t in my power, but I was controlling the wrong things. I convinced myself that being sick, being skinny was part of my job. It felt safer somehow.

“I knew I was ready to leave when I’d gained enough confidence to get on a plane knowing there would be paparazzi at the airport at the other end. I was right — they were there. But this time, when I saw the pictures, I felt OK.


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  1. pu$$y juice lover July 11, 2014

    Thats sad.society is really f***** up. You should never change urself to look good in others eyes. U should do whats best for u and makes u comfertable. Glad she okay now.

    • Did Ya say Justin Bieber,Beyoncè,Miley,Lady Gaga,One Direction,Rita Ora,Sam Smith,Lil Kim or Austin Mahone July 11, 2014

      says tha chic who called bey and mariah fat..grab a bench….btw why you so obsessed with me #mariahvoice

      • Proud-Arianator July 11, 2014


      • Gaga’s Monstah July 11, 2014

        Mariah is a fat bloated pig. Nobody wants to contest that fact.


      • pu$$y juice lover July 11, 2014

        But mariah is fat. I stated facts. Whats ur point ho? Please go pray for ur ulgy arab friends in gaza u dumb troll ass pussyy head.

      • pu$$y juice lover July 11, 2014

        And how the hell am i obessed with u when ur the one who replies to me first and keep mentioning my name in ur useless comments? #FuckArabs

      • Mooriah Scarey July 11, 2014

        Read that hypocritical heaux!!!

      • La Qoya July 11, 2014



    • Proud-Arianator July 11, 2014

      Mariah is a fat blob
      Rihanna has a big ass forehead
      Beyonce has cellulite on her thighs yep nothing but the truth 🙂

      • pu$$y juice lover July 11, 2014

        And ariana looks like a 13 year old ho with that babyface and tired ugly ponytail.

      • Mooriah Scarey July 11, 2014

        Ariana looks like a gay twink p*** star with a wig on.

  2. BubblePopElectric July 11, 2014

    I’m happy Kesha was brave enough to share this with the world. Eating disorders are silent diseases and an artist of her magnitude sharing how she fights everyday to overcome the hurdle of her own self-image will no doubt help tons of young women and men who identify with her struggle.

    Hopefully we’ll get some new empowering music from her to help amplify this powerful message.

  3. Did Ya say Justin Bieber,Beyoncè,Miley,Lady Gaga,One Direction,Rita Ora,Sam Smith,Lil Kim or Austin Mahone July 11, 2014

    i have more important disorders,i luh Kesha and u know she used tah be in my name buh i still respect Demi more than her..I have Bipolar,i have MP disorder and i hear voices and i talk tah dead people which be spiritual wrong..I didnt wanna be thin,i was born this way,she chose tah be skinny

    • Proud-Arianator July 11, 2014

      Demi is a cocaine head nothing wrong with her besides the fact that she abuses drugs

  4. Hahhaa July 11, 2014

    Gaga is fat…

  5. Gaga’s Monstah July 11, 2014

    No Ke$ha….many artists will look like the bloated pig like Mariah and Christina then Photoshopped their album covers.

    Pretty sad…

  6. IStanForYourFav July 11, 2014

    Unfortunately she’s right. Everyone is so hard on these ppl when they gain a few pounds. If you pay attention, so many of them have weight issues. Their weight goes up and down and up and down again. People don’t know what is going on behind the scenes so judgements on someone’s weight isn’t fair, but what can you do?

    • pu$$y juice lover July 11, 2014

      This is life tho. This is how our society is built. Fat pepole our “unattractive” and outsiders while skinny are beautiful and acceptable. F***** up but what can we do.

  7. truth (icki is FLOPN every got damn ft she on chile..she FLOPN careers.. Kc, FM and CICI is proof) July 11, 2014

    She only say that bcus she built like a garbage can

  8. Yours Truly July 11, 2014

    Kesha stfu d***

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