Ke$ha may have taken to her Twitter in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting and claimed she was forced to sing the lyrics to “Die Young”, but as most people suspected, that definitely was not the case. In fact, the pop star admitted as much herself in an abbreviated one paragraph message posted this morning.

Sounding off on the front page of her personal website, Ke$ha, or as Britney Spears calls her Key-$ha, said she fired off the tweet during a moment of anger and misrepresented the situation. Here’s a look at the entire quote…
”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.”

I don’t know why she didn’t just say this to begin with. In a way, that’s the entire problem with Twitter. Sounding off in 140 characters or less has a tendency to make people oversimplify what they’re trying to say, and from a certain angle, it can make the whole correspondence seem like bullshit. Given all the heightened emotions related to the Sandy Hook shooting, I’m willing to give Ke$ha the benefit of the doubt here, but something tells me plenty of other people won’t.

We’re all responsible for the art we put out into the universe. Nothing should be off limits, but if the phrase “Die Young” bothered Ke$ha so much, she should have rewritten it at the time.



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