Ke$ha Releases Statement, Seeks to Clarify "Die Young" Lyric Confusion

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Ke$ha has inadvertently found her way into some controversy related to the tragic Connecticut shooting in Newtown last week.

In the wake of that massacre, many radio stations have pulled the artist's hit, "Die Young."

And in response to that move, Ke$ha initially Tweeted that she was "forced" to sing the lyrics to the track... despite actually having a co-writing credit on it.

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So now here is Ke$ha once again, attempting to clarify the confusion via public statement:

“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," she said, adding:

“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."

We think this issue can be put to rest now. There are clearly bigger things to focus on.


Timing is everything and this is unfortunate circumstances. Kisha is doing right thing by pulling song.


The lyrics r pretty straight forward. I took the song just as she has explained. Living life as if everyday is ur last. Y do people have to make somethin out of everything. Unbelievable. There r more i
Portant thi gs to worry abt. Move on!!!


it's not like she wrote the song after the incident..... Theres plenty of songs and groups with lyrics like that I am sure........ She already made her money off it so I doubt it will matter to her if they pull it or not. Hip hop has far worse lyrics and I dont see anyone censoring that......


I have been surprised that Seattle hasn't removed the skng at all. Yesterday three different stations played the song. I also heard it on a Portland, OR station. I guess the Pacific Northwest didn't get the memo.


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