Ke$ha spoke with NY Mag on her music, singing abilities, and upcoming album dropping soon.
Why did you name your new album “Cannibal”?
I think that this year has been just totally insane, and I think that there’s been a little bit of self-devouring. It’s gotten a little intense, and I’m going a little crazy. And I just took Animal a little left, and a little darker, and just a little crazier.
You were recently criticized for not having “the best voice,” and you defended yourself. Do you think your style of music prevents you from showcasing your voice?
I think that it might because it obviously has an electronic element to it. I know that I can sing. That’s the reason I started playing music when I was twelve years old. So if people haven’t seen that yet, then hopefully they will in this repackage. There are definitely two songs on here that showcase that.
You recently teamed up with the It Gets Better Campaign to fight bullying, particularly among gay youth. Have you had any personal experience with bullying?
Oh absolutely. I have haters. I have so many haters. People assume because you’re in the public eye that we don’t notice or we don’t care about it, but I’ve definitely experienced my fair share of hate. And that’s what doing the It Gets Better Campaign is about, because there will always be haters, there will always be cynical people, and there will always be jealousy. It’s really just learning to ignore the haters and giving them the finger and doing what you know is right for you. That’s what I’ve had to learn how to do, and that’s what hopefully any kids getting bullied would know how to do.
You’ve been photographed with blue lips, covered in glitter, and most recently, with a gold tooth. What look are you going for?
I’m trying to look like a cross between Keith Richards and a hobo. But like a really ridiculously hot hobo. Or like a sexy pirate.
Will you ever drop the dollar sign from your name?
I don’t know. It’s ironic. Some people have gotten the irony, some people it’s been lost on. It is definitely obnoxious. But I think part of the job of a pop star is to be a little bit obnoxious, so I think I’m doing my job well.
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Ke$ha just finished filming the music video to her latest single, Take It Off. Changing up her look for straightened hair and heels, the singer made the video to be her last single before going on tour with Rihanna and Travis McCoy this summer.
Are you excited for the video to launch her new look?
Ke$ha loves fat men. The Blah Blah Blah singer – who is currently single – admits she has a less-than-traditional taste in men and can’t stand the thought of dating someone too well-groomed.
She said: “My ideal man would be funny and fat with a beard. I love fat men. I like real men. I don’t like really feminine men who tan. I don’t understand that. I like a funny man, though. Russell Brand’s not quite my type, but if he had a fat, bearded friend, that would be perfect.”
The outspoken 23-year-old star also admitted her biggest turn off would be to date someone who spends longer in the bathroom than she does.
She told heat magazine: “I could not bear to go out with a guy who takes longer than me to get ready. I don’t want someone who’s going to steal my moisturiser.”
Though she has a lengthy list of specifications for a partner, Kesha insists she isn’t ready to settle down just yet.
She said: “I’m far from lonely. Far, far from it. But I don’t want to settle down yet. Gross!”
When it comes to odd celebrity demands, we’ve heard stars stomp their feet and demand everything from “No Red M&Ms” to “All White Everything,” but “Tik Tok” hitmaker Ke$ha is a glitter bookworm! The singer reportedly made some odd requests on the rider for her performance at last weekend’s 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards.
Life & Style’s Scene Queen dish: “An insider tells us that the pop star requested glitter, hot dogs, and philosophical books on the origins of species in her dressing room at the MuchMusic Awards in Toronto on June 20.”
Garbage-chic pop star Ke$ha has been slapped with a $14 million lawsuit by her former managers, who claim the “Tik Tok” star squeezed them out of her career under pressure from her songwriter, Dr Luke.
DAS Communications sued Kesha and Dr. Luke in Manhattan Federal Court on Wednesday. Bosses at the firm claim the singer signed a contract in 2006 agreeing to pay their New York-based company 20 percent of her earnings if they secured her a big music deal. Per the agreement, Ke$ha could end relationship if she didn’t get a major label record deal in a year.
The managers struggled to fulfil their side of the deal but Ke$ha reportedly dismissed the deadline and continued to work with DAS. In 2008, executives set up a deal with Warner Bros. Records but Ke$ha’s songwriter/producer pal Dr. Luke allegedly halted the negotiations and “induced, intimidated and convinced” the singer to fire DAS as her representatives in September that year.
Luke produced her successful debut album, Animal, released in January.
Kesha’s lawyer, Charles Ortner, says the singer simply exercised her right to exit the contract DAS. According to Ortner, the firm had nothing to do with her eventual record deal with RCA/Jive.
Ke$ha this week becomes the first “lead artist” to sell 1 million or more copies of three songs in 2010.
“Your Love Is My Drug” tops the 1 million mark in paid downloads this week. “TiK ToK” and “Blah Blah Blah” (featuring 3OH!3) have also sold more than 1 million copies this year. Ludacris has also sold 1 million or more copies of three songs in 2010, but he was the lead artist on just one of those entries (“How Low”). He was the featured artist on Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart.”
Ke$ha re-teams with 3OH!3 on the new “My First Kiss,” but this time 3OH!3 has top billing and she is the featured artist. The song sold 190,000 copies this week and enters Hot Digital Songs at #4.
Ke$ha is cleaning up her act for a good cause. The “Tik Tok” hitmaker has announced that she will be headlining a June 16 benefit concert for victims of last week’s devastating flood in Nashville.
All profits from the sale of tickets will go to help Nashville residents affected by the flood.
Ke$ha says: “I’m thrilled to announce that I will be playing a show to help benefit Nashville, my hometown. 100% of the profits from ticket sales will go to help the victims of these devastating floods. Nashville helped shape me as an artist and as a person and my love for this city is beyond words. I will continue to do anything I can to help rebuild this city and support the families and animals who have been affected by this tragedy.”
If you’d like to make a donation to help victims of the Nashville Floods, visit RedCross.org