Ooo GURL.. you've been facin' a lot of heat this week!
Ever since radio stations started pulling Die Young from their playlists out of respect to Sandy Hook elementary, the storm of controversy has wrapped itself around Ke$ha HARD!!
Having learned the news, she tweeted her mind, saying she totally understood the yanking of her single, and she even confessed she was 'FORCED' to sing the lyrics despite her misgivings about their darker undertones.
She later DELETED the tweet, raising eyebrows among many — especially the conspiracy theorists who questioned the occult symbolism in her music video.
What really struck a chord with us though was a radio interview she did, claiming she stood behind each and every lyric of the 'live in the moment' anthem.
But now she's trying to clarify things with a new message she posted on her website:
"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."
We're sure many online speculators will maintain their curiosity surrounding the subject, but at least she's making some honest attempts to make it right.
And we respect that.
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