Ke$ha‘s new single “Die Young,” from her upcoming album Warrior, is heating up the charts, and K$’s taken to the cover of Vibe in promotion of the upcoming LP. Notably, she’s the first ever white living female solo cover of the mag, which justified its typically urban leanings by pronouncing her “Hip-Hop’s Guilty Pleasure.” (As far as we’re concerned, there’s nothing guilty about her — but hey, we’re glad to see the magazine spreading the gospel of K$ to a wider readership.)
A platinum-blonde Ke$ha looks sexy and glam on the cover of the magazine, where she talked about her process recording her new album, and the transformation she’s had over the brief trajectory of her career — as well as some details about what to expect from Warrior (and several more sexy shots).
One new bit of info was about album track “Crazy Kids,” which was helmed by will.i.am. The magazine writes that the song features “yodeling, acoustic guitar, and heavy booty bass, and strangely works,” built around the following hook: “Haters gonna hate / And this is all we got and then it’s gone / So call us the crazy ones / We gonna keep on dancing till the dawn.”
If that lyric sounds predictably Ke$ha, her take on overcoming hateration continued on that same note: “The first record, people tore me a new asshole, and were fucking steady on my balls, and tried to make me feel like I was such a piece of shit,” she said. “I did some soul-searching, and realized nothing I’m doing is negative, it’s actually super positive. You can change peoples’ mood in a three-and-a-half minute song. So why not spread positive energy and be funny? Let [the haters] be miserable. Anyone who wants to have a good time, let’s fucking do this.”
But despite her scabrous delivery, turns out K$’s all about love and unity. Her statement about GLBT rights was pretty touching: “It can’t be said enough: be yourself, love each other,” she told the magazine. “I’ve had to deal with scrutiny [in Nashville] that probably isn’t even comparable to the kind of scrutiny people from a place like that face being gay or lesbian. A lot of my fans struggle with that, and it breaks my heart that people haven’t found out how to be nice to each other.” Wise words, K$.