Ke$ha took shots of Jack Daniels and spat out whipped cream during her iHeartRadio Music Festival performance, bold and brash behavior that her fans love to see. What Animals couldn’t possibly have predicted, though, was when punk pioneer Joan Jett joined her on stage to perform enduring rock anthem “Bad Reputation.”
Jett leaped into the air as she launched her raw guitar rhythms, while Ke$ha sneered as Jett herself did throughout the song’s music video. The collaboration came as a surprise, but given how Jett took inspiration from glam rock stars like Gary Glitter and Ke$ha lives by the credo “All Glitter, Everything,” it feels strange now that they didn’t team up sooner.
Watch the performance up top, then revisit Jett’s “Bad Reputation” video after the jump.
Joan Jett, “Bad Reputation”