Radio stations across the country have pulled Ke$ha’s pop hit “Die Young” and Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” in the wake of the Dec. 14 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Radio stations from Los Angeles to Connecticut have pulled the song because of its title and chorus.
Ke$ha is claiming that the songs lyrics made her uncomfortable to begin with, but she was forced to sing the song. Ke$ha tweeted Tuesday, “I’m so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected by this tragedy and I understand why my song is now inappropriate. Words cannot express.”
Radio stations have also stopped playing Foster the People’s, “Pumped Up Kicks,” which despite its upbeat tempo, is actually about a homicidal teen — and was reportedly inspired by the Columbine school shooting.
Ke$ha has been named as the Humane Society International’s first global ambassador.
“I take this opportunity incredibly seriously because we are ALL animals,” Ke$ha said in a statement released earlier today. “One of the main underlying sentiments of my music is to respect all living creatures just as they are.”
Her initial works includes urging fans to sign the HSI’s Cruelty-Free 2013 petition to stop cosmetic product testing on animals.
“The opportunity with Ke$ha is going to bring new audiences and attention to our issues worldwide,” HSI Vice President Kitty Block tells us. “Ke$ha is young and has a huge following and a huge compassion for animals, so it was a perfect fit to work together.”
From E! Online.
Take a listen to the newest remix of Britney Spears’ Till The World Ends with Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj.
Ke$ha is being sued by former managers at DAS Communications for allegedly breaching a contract. DAS Communications sued the singer in New York in May for $14 million, claiming she owed them money from her successful 2010 album. Ke$ha responded with a countersuit in California, saying she didn’t owe anyone anything, because she fired DAS in 2008.
DAS Communications is still pursuing their claim, becoming anxious about Ke$ha’s ability to pay the $14 million they feel they are owed. DAS said in court papers that Ke$ha “is a very young and inexperienced artist whose ‘star’ may not continue to rise.“ In other words, DAS is urging the court to speed up its decision before Ke$ha’s 15 minutes of fame are up.
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The year 2011 is full of tours from a whole bunch of artists and Ke$ha is one of them. She says her Get $leazy tour will be “a ridiculously fun dance party.” Her tour will start in February in Portland, Ore.
Ke$ha says this will “be surprising because I’m going to show people a few more aspects of my musicianship and personality that you might not be expecting. I play a lot of instruments … and I can dance and I can really, really sing, so I’m going to be doing all that and, meanwhile, covering everybody in glitter.”
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