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Ke$ha Totally Rips Off Residents! Experimental Band EYE-ing Lawsuit!

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If you've kept your eyes on Ke$ha over the past few years, you know she's a complete original! That's why we were shocked to see such a blatant rip-off on her new live show!

The Crazy Kids singer is using backup dancers wearing tuxes and giant eyeball masks on her new tour. But the odd aesthetic is shockingly not a new idea!

Experimental band The Residents have been doing that same exact act for 30 years. It's kind of their thing. Legally! Residents documentarian Don Hardy says:

"[Ke$ha is] interfering with their intellectual property. Her people definitely didn't call in to say, 'Hey, can we use this?' They're debating what to do. One potential way to deal with it is to ask for a cease-and-desist and have attorneys sort it out. I think they'd rather see a different outcome, though…

It could be a five-minute conversation if Ke$ha will acknowledge that the look came from the Residents and that she's giving them a tip of the hat. Telling people, 'If you've been to my show, it's an homage' might encourage some of her fans to check out the Residents, and the bigger win would be that bit of recognition."

We hope they can have that conversation and see eye to eye on this.

Ch-ch-check out the video (below) to see an early recording of The Residents' live show and see for yourself if Ke$ha owes an apology- or more!

[Image via John Parra/Getty Images.]

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10 comments to “Ke$ha Totally Rips Off Residents! Experimental Band EYE-ing Lawsuit!”

  1. 1

    well well well

    she has the worst figure of any celebrity seeing her in that one peice is a eyesore in itself maybe is why she wanted to have the eyeballs there /..

  2. vj says – reply to this


    geez, with artists stealing other artists music, performance style, etc., i guess i too could be an artist….seems you don't need a heck of a lot of talent these days.

  3. 3

    This trailer-park slut does nothing original; how original is glitter, bad make-up, and granny panties? You're an ignorant twat, Mario. You really are.

  4. 4

    Dudes in suits parading around with eyeballs for heads? Some of the dumbest stuff ever. Why would she even want to copy this? I can just see the tens of thousands of people lining up around the block just to get a chance to see this mess in action! And I'm not even referring to Kesha here :)

  5. lbgt fa990ts says – reply to this


    Hey homo how ironic…put a pistol to your fat temple.

  6. Chuls says – reply to this


    whoa, she sure is a bigg'n.

  7. 7

    Wow how last weeks news. How very GaGa of her.

  8. Nova says – reply to this


    God! Can you go five minutes without bad mouthing someone? To everyone in the comments, fuck you. Ke$ha is beautiful. To Perez Hilton, it's sad when a person makes a living off of bad mouthing others. Great, really.

  9. Rafael says – reply to this


    Kesha is Perfext

    She is Beautiful
    She can Sing
    She is a Diva


  10. v says – reply to this


    Re: Strangeasitmay – Uh, The Residents have been at the forefront of the avant garde music scene for decades. Their work is celebrated by the fine art community and all of their music videos hold a permanent place in MOMA's walls. They pioneered the concept of music videos in general. There's plenty of people who care.