Ke$Ha Talks Rapping And Drinking ‘Like A Champion’
Ke$ha recently hit the cover of Vibe magazine, making her the first living white female artist to grace the magazine’s cover solo. Previously, Amy Winehouse posthumously featured on the cover on the year of her death, whilst Gwen Stefani got her shine alongside Pharrell in 2005. Wearing a tight black lacy dress, the singer discusses the evolution of her music and her drinking habits…
She told Vibe that although her first LP ‘Animal’ was about partying, she will not stick to that formula: "The first record was a celebration of partying and being young, but this record's a better look at my personality… Whatever, I drink like a champion. But I can also do other stuff.
“I have a sense of humour about my lyrics. I'm not a train wreck, I'm just having fun. The first record, people tore me a new a**hole, and were f***ing steady on my balls, and tried to make me feel like I was such a piece of s**t.”
The ‘Tik-Tok’ singer said that on reflection, she thought the critics were wrong: “I did some soul-searching, and realized nothing I'm doing is negative, it's actually super positive. You can change people's mood in a three-and-a-half minute song. So why not spread positive energy and be funny? Let [the haters] be miserable."
The singer is known to be friends with several rappers in the industry, as she had Lil Wayne, T.I, Andre 3000 and others feature on a remix of her song ‘Sleazy’. The artist spoke of her unique voice, saying: "The first time someone called me a rapper, I started laughing… I was shocked, and thought it was hilarious.
“But then, Andre 3000 was telling me how he thinks I'm a good rapper. And Wiz, who's a good friend of mine, thinks I'm a good rapper? Snoop? It's crazy and funny to me."
Words: Maz Khan (@Mazhalima)