Ke$ha Issues New Statement Over 'Die Young' Lyrics
Singer says she had her own concerns over the phrase...
After the song was pulled from a number of US radio stations following the tragedy, the 25-year old singer had tweeted: "I had my very own issues with 'die young' for this reason. I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO."
She later added: "I’m so so so sorry for anyone who has been effected (sic) by this tragedy. And I understand why my song is now inappropriate. Words cannot express."
Ke$ha later deleted her tweet, and has now issued a further statement explaining her comments.
The Tik Tok hitmaker on her official website: "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."
She added: "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."